Devoted husband, father of two boys and successful businessman Ray Arocho of Lake Forest was 51 years of age when he committed to making dramatic lifestyle changes. With the help of a gastric LAP-BAND, Ray has shed 115 pounds and transformed his weight, health and outlook on life.
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Long QT syndrome is a heart rhythm disorder that may cause fast, erratic heartbeats. These irregular heartbeats may trigger a fainting spell or seizure, or in some cases, even sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Jenny, Chris and Barb Bobier all carry the Long QT gene and share how the S-ICD System has helped their family stay protected from SCA.
For thousands of Americans, Thanksgiving Day may begin with the tempting aromas of savory dishes, only to end in the discomfort of indigestion.
Vascular disease contributes to heart disease - the leading cause of death in the United States. Too often, people ignore the early signs and symptoms of the disease that could ultimately save their lives if detected early.