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In honor of #HeartMonth, I’ve been posting threads on the rich history of the human heart. This one is on the development of angioplasty, and the brilliant innovator at the center of it. (1/)
If, as Osler said, the tragedies of life are mostly arterial, then the source of most of mankind’s misery is the fatty plaque. By cutting off blood flow, obstructive arterial plaque is responsible for heart attacks and strokes, the most common ways we die. (2/)
By the early 1960s, cardiologists could image coronary plaque. But how to fix it? Surgeons were already bypassing obstructions in the legs and in the heart using vein grafts harvested from various sites in the body. (3/)
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Heart failure deaths are increasing rapidly, and one key factor in the rise? The majority of treatment in the U.S. is stuck in the past, most physicians' mindsets haven't evolved. (thread)

Part 1 of an interview with @NirUrielMD not to miss:… #HeartMonth
"You know, [the rise in heart failure deaths] is a critical question not enough people are addressing," says @NirUrielMD. "Heart failure historically was a disease that a primary physician or cardiologist could treat, or theoretically, every doctor could. But it's evolved."
"Instead, [the majority of physicians] think they can take care of these patients, and when they identify that they cannot anymore and the patient is too sick, they offer the patient hospice care. Yet that patient missed out on the near entirety of treatment," says @NirUrielMD.
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(1/5) Good #SundayMorning! This week’s #SundaySpotlight during #HeartMonth highlights the silent signs of a heart attack. Not all heart attacks occcur the way you’ve seen in movies – are you feeling any of these symptoms? Read more from @PreventionMag:…
@PreventionMag (2/5) @PreventionMag explains how a ‘silent heart attack’ can even occur while you sleep. You may not know you’ve even had one until a 2nd, more obvious #HeartAttack lands you in the ER. Pay attention to the signs.
@PreventionMag (3/5) Let’s pay extra attention to # 6⃣! Sometimes a sign is that you just feel lousy! But what if it’s more than being rundown from stress for you or a loved one? Pay attention to what those around you are saying and feeling – you could prevent or alert them of a heart attack.
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(1/4) Good #SundayMorning! This week’s #SundaySpotlight during #HeartMonth highlights heart disease as the #1 killer for women. On Wednesday, @American_Heart & @GoRedForWomen hosted the Red Dress Fashion Show to support #HeartHealth. More via @Variety:…
(2/4) As @Variety points out, everyone - even celebrities are touched by heart disease. More women die from heart disease than from all forms of cancer combined. During #HeartMonth and every month, protect your❤️by exercising,🚫smoke & control your blood pressure and cholesterol! Image
(3/4) Awareness about heart disease is ⬆️ but disparities exist. Last year, to combat this, @nih_nhlbi invested $38.5 million in 79 heart and vascular research projects focused on women. #OurHearts
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I found Dr. Gibbons right away in NY today! We work together at @HHSGov to promote ❤️health. We’re in the big apple today for the @WomansDay @American_Heart Mind Your Heart panel, which will focus on understanding the 🔗 between mental health & heart disease in women. #HeartMonth ImageImage
#DYK 2/3 of Americans don’t know that heart disease is the number☝️ killer for women? Anyone can get it! Know the signs and get help.
Stigma is when we separate people into “us” and “them”. We should use supportive and non-stigmatizing language so we do NOT reinforce it. Speak out to correct stereotypes 🗣
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