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SUMMER 2017 CONTENTS
After a Heart Attack,
Don’t Wait for a Second
In the fourth and final installment of our After
a Heart Attack series, we share five steps you
can take to prevent another event.
Cholesterol can be confusing — how can
something that is necessary for human life
be bad for us? Let us explain.
High blood pressure in the lungs is different
than systemic hypertension, and the consequences can be severe. We investigate its
types and treatments with an expert in the field.
1 On My Mind
Heart Insight Editorial Board Chair, CLYDE W.
YANCY, fills you in on this month’s issue
2 Heart News
Newsworthy notes from the world
of cardiovascular health
8 Heart Felt
Our readers share their experiences with
heart disease from their own perspective
34 Life’s Simple 7
Seven simple ways to improve your
health and enhance your quality of life
42 Life is Why
Lauri Evans’ why is keeping family
and friends safe.
45 Simple Cooking
Texas Caviar; Asian Marinated Vegetable
Salad with Citrus Vinagrette
48 Heart Resources
When nurse Kimberly Ketter was
diagnosed with heart failure at 40, her first
thought was for her identical twin, Shaun
Rivers, to be tested. Her diagnosis was
the same, so the twins took up recovery
together. Today, they are advocates for
heart health in their community.
Cover and feature photography by Amy Vest