News and Tips You Can Take to Heart
During February, take time to learn about the health concerns associated with heart disease. To get started, check out these tips for getting your heart into shape.
Heart Disease Information and Prevention
- Diseases that affect the heart's ability to function normally
- A healthy diet is a major factor in reducing your risk of heart disease
- A daily exercise program and establishing good heart-healthy habits
What Makes Your Heart Beat?
This Health Library video explores what makes the heart tick. [watch video...]
The extraordinary team at Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute is dedicated to the prevention, detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease, and during American Heart Month the calendar includes a variety of free special events.
Real People. Real Stories.
Read the inspirational stories of these Memorial patients who overcame heart disease:
Before Claire was born, her parents learned she had severe heart defects that would require complex open heart surgery before her first birthday.
Anxious and frightened over the possibility of open heart surgery, Ted was relieved to have his fears put to ease after meeting his Memorial surgeon.
Born with a congenital heart defect, Katie underwent her first open heart surgery as a toddler. In her 20s, another heart defect led to a second surgery — and a career at the Cardiac Center at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital at Memorial.
The excitement of pregnancy quickly changed when two parents-to-be learned their baby would need heart surgery right after birth. They researched facilities across the country, and found the care they were looking for was very near their South Florida home.
Read Quint's Story
After collapsing at the dinner table, Tobin was unresponsive and on life support when he arrived at the Memorial Regional Hospital Emergency Department. Doctors cooled his body to preserve his brain cells while treating him. And that's just the beginning of Tobin's story.
Read Tobin's Story