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Dr. Mark Tawil Explains the Latest Advances in Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Surgery, Robotics , the Watchman Device and More!

Heart disease can happen at any age, and according to the Centers for Disease Control, younger adults are now being affected by the disease more often than in past years. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking and obesity are just a few of the risk factors. Advances in cardiovascular medical treatment are making an impact on life expectancy, and since February is American Heart Health Awareness Month, today is the perfect opportunity to focus on heart health awareness and talk about the latest advances in minimally invasive heart surgery and robotic surgery with Mercy Cardiovascular Institute’s Dr. Mark Tawil.   

Dr. Mark Tawil, cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon from Mercy Cardiovascular Institute Explains the Latest Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery on Health Matters .

Dr. Mark Tawil, cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon from Mercy Cardiovascular Institute Explains the Latest Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery on Health Matters .

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Health Matters: Dr. Simonette Jones, non-invasive cardiologist from Mercy Cardiovascular Institute

About 33% of Americans over age 20 have high blood pressure and over 5 million Americans have heart failure.  Of those diagnosed with heart failure, roughly 70%  also have high blood pressure.  These conditions increase a patient’s risk for heart attack, stroke and kidney disease.  Medication therapies continue to improve and manage the symptoms of these conditions – but there are many things we can do to control these diseases and improve our health.  This morning we will talk about risk factors, symptoms and treatment of these conditions – but also about the changes we can make in our lives to improve our health. Today, Dr. Simonette Jones, non-invasive cardiologist joins us from Mercy Cardiovascular Institute to talk about cardiovascular health issues. 

(L-R) Brad White, R. Ph., Paul White, R. Ph. and Dr. Simonette Jones

(L-R) Brad White, R. Ph., Paul White, R. Ph. and Dr. Simonette Jones