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Is Vitamin D Good for Your Heart?

When they say every body needs milk, they’re partly talking about Vitamin D. According to science, this fat-soluble vitamin helps the body absorb the calcium and phosphate it needs to build and preserve bone strength. But does science support a direct link between vitamin D and cardiovascular health? Can we […]

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Why Doctors Love YRMC’s Structural Heart Program

Edwards Lifesciences needed an innovative structural heart team to inspire the thousands of interventional cardiologists gathering for its 2019 think tank at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) in San Francisco. The TCT is the world’s largest and most important educational meeting for interventional cardiovascular medicine specialists— physicians who heal the […]

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YRMC Launches Clinical Research Program

In our connected world, the latest information about your recent medical diagnosis is as close as a Google search. Sprinkled throughout those search results you’ll typically find information about research studies involving leading-edge treatments, new medical devices and groundbreaking therapies. “Research studies are the foundation of medicine,” said Lynn Bessette, […]

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Now Showing: Places in the Heart

Knowledge is power. This old saying rings true when you’re faced with medical decisions for yourself or someone you love. When it comes to heart care, these decisions can be life altering. Pierre Tibi, MD, FACS, Medical Director of the James Family Heart Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC), […]

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YRMC’s James Family Heart Center Team Performs Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement

The James Family Heart Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) has reached another milestone. YRMC’s Heart Center recently performed its first transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR)—an emerging and highly complex heart valve surgery procedure. “Very few heart centers in Arizona, the region or even nationwide have the advanced technology, […]

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10 Facts We Learned at YRMC’s Patient Blood Management Symposium

Science and history intersected during Patient Blood Management: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) 6th Annual Patient Blood Management (PBM) Symposium. Approximately 350 people – PBM advocates from across the southwest, physicians, nurses, college students and more – gathered for the 2018 PBM Symposium at Yavapai College […]

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The Story of TAVR Patient Number 12

Replacing damaged heart valves with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) – a minimally invasive procedure – improves the quality of life for the critically ill people who undergo it, recent research reviews show. This is no surprise to Prescott Valley resident Nicholas “Red” Demino and his daughter, Lily Bergin, of […]

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Curious About Patient Blood Management? Watch YRMC’s Live Broadcast on October 25

Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in Patient Blood Management (PBM). The public has the opportunity to learn from these PBM pioneers by watching Patient Blood Management: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, YRMC’s sixth PBM Symposium. The Symposium will be broadcast live via the Internet for the […]

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The Beat Goes On: A New Tune for CPR

“The Beat Goes On” was recorded decades ago by Sonny and Cher, but today it’s the motivational theme behind a new way of performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) that was adopted recently by Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). Sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA), Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI), as it’s called, […]

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Carly McCarter: My Memories of YRMC

Carly McCarter’s ties to Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) are as strong as the branches of her family tree. For generations, the McCarter family has called the Prescott area home. Their roots also are deeply planted in YRMC. “It was like I was raised at the hospital,” said Carly, who […]

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TAVR Turns Nine Months Old!

Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) program has been up and running since November 2016, and is making a positive difference for local patients. Initially, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved the program for high risk patients. “These were patients in their upper 80s […]

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