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Featured Patient Stories Patient and surgeon run IMT Des Moines Half Marathon just months after heart surgery Five months after a major heart surgery, avid runner Dennis Howard and his surgeon Dr. Komanapalli finish the DSM Half Marathon. Primary Care How to Spot a Stroke: 5 Sure Signs and 4 Life-Saving Letters Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. Simply knowing what to watch for and what to do can save a life. Cardiology Don't Have a Stroke: How to Prevent this Disabling Event from Happening to You. Most people have seen the damaging effects of stroke — droopy facial muscles, muscular spasms, difficulty walking, speech and language problems, and challenges eating and swallowing. Patient Stories Off and Running to a New, Heart-Healthy Lifestyle A heart attack and triple bypass surgery couldn't stop Craig Gaumer from keeping a promise to his daughter. News Wife's Quick Action Helps Save Husband Suffering Heart Attack After his wife performed CPR, Dr. A Nasser Khan and his team were able to save one Grimes man life. Cardiology 4 Habits for a Healthy Heart The heart is the most vital organ in the body. When it stops, nothing else can function. Poor heart health can cause that to happen prematurely. These healthy habits can help you prevent it. Cardiology Knowing the Signs of a Heart Attack Can Save a Life You may think you know what a heart attack looks or feels like. But symptoms can vary drastically, especially between men and women. Cardiology Know the Score: Calcium Scoring Scans Your Heart for Hidden Dangers A quick scan of your heart identifies your risk for cardiovascular disease and heart attack. Cardiology New Blood Pressure Standards Standards for blood pressure readings have changed. There is a new, lower standard for high blood pressure increasing the number of adults in the US with hypertension by 30 million. Check out the new standards to see where your reading lies. Patient Stories Three Tiny Babies, One Incredible Day Triplets have back-to-back heart surgeries at The Iowa Clinic. Patient Stories Teamwork Saves Woman's Life An infected toe caused Cindy Henn, 62, to have a stroke, cardiac bypass surgery, and the toe amputated  ­­— all within about a week. Cardiology Cholesterol: Now Just One Piece of the Heart-Risk Puzzle Whether or not you need to be on cholesterol-lowering medication is no longer tied solely to your cholesterol numbers.
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