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Swedish Registered Dietitian Interviewed for Two-Part Seattle Times Article about Heart-Health Benefits of Flaxseed, Flaxseed Oil

SEATTLE, Aug. 13, 2006 -- Swedish Medical Center Registered Dietitian (R.D.) Brian Higginson was recently interviewed for a two-part article on the heart-health benefits of flaxseed and flaxseed oil that were published in the Sunday, Aug. 13 issue of The Seattle Times.Higginson works with pati...

2006 Swedish Heart Diet: Free Recipe Booklets Now Available in Seattle-Area QFC Stores

SEATTLE, Feb. 13, 2006 – What’s for dinner? Check out this year’s Swedish Heart Diet for ideas to answer that daily question. This free 30-page booklet contains dozens of recipes for a range of heart-healthy dishes and can now be picked up at any QFC store in the Greater Se...

Seattle Heart and Vascular Institute Cardiologist Addresses Heart-Health Issues People Should be Aware of Before Watching the Super Bowl

SEATTLE, Jan. 31, 2006 -- Can watching the Super Bowl potentially put you at risk for a health problem? If you already suffer from a heart condition or high blood pressure, there are some things you should keep in mind before sitting down to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday afternoon. According ...

KING 5 TV Airs Story about Research at Swedish Looking at Repairing a Hole in the Heart, Migraines

Thursday, April 28, 2005 By JEAN ENERSEN / KING 5 News Nadine knows how excruciating migraine headaches can be. "If I had them during the day and went to sleep with them, I knew I would get up with the same terrible pain, my head and throwing up," she said. Nothing seemed to help. Then, she had a...

Surgery on Clogged Leg Arteries Can Relieve Pain Associated with Aging

SEATTLE -- More than 10 million Americans suffer from peripheral vascular disease (PVD), a treatable condition that involves clogging of the main leg arteries with fatty plaque. About 5 percent of people over age 50 have the disease, a type of atherosclerosis of the legs.Experts estimate only ...

Swedish Heart Institute Becomes First Cardiac-Care Program on West Coast to Begin Using New Magnetic Catheter Navigation System

SEATTLE, July 20, 2004 - Swedish Heart Institute recently became home to cardiovascular medicine's latest technology - a new cardiac catheterization lab equipped with a state-of-the-art magnetic-assisted navigational device called the Niobe® System from St. Louis-based Stereotaxis Inc. L...

Patient Receives Investigational Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery for Mitral-Valve Regurgitation

SEATTLE, June 24, 2004 - Last week a 72-year-old man from Lewiston, Idaho became only the second person west of the Mississippi to receive a less-invasive alternative to open-heart surgery - with the Evalve® percutaneous mitral-valve repair system - to treat mitral-valve regurgitation (MR)...
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