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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. 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. Patient Stories Executive Physical Catches Heart Condition Other Exams Did Not Years of traditional physical exams confirmed what a West Des Moines executive already believed: she was healthy. One test changed her perspective. 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. Vascular Surgery Don't Just Stand There! Move Often to Prevent Pain from Varicose Veins Exercise keeps the blood in your legs flowing, reducing the risk and the pain of varicose veins. 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. Cardiology Health Benefits of Chocolate Chocolate, the healthy gift this Valentine's Day. It may sound crazy, but it's true! Studies show that dark chocolate in particular is good for your health — when consumed in moderation. Patient Stories Three Tiny Babies, One Incredible Day Triplets have back-to-back heart surgeries at The Iowa Clinic.
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