“David knew something was horribly wrong. His daughter called 911”

David Jones is an area manager for Goodwill, and sometimes his job requires that he drive to Tacoma for meetings. One Sunday, about four years ago, he did just that, heading out from his home in Yakima early, so he could be ready to go early Monday morning. On the drive west, however, David didn’t Read more about “David knew something was horribly wrong. His daughter called 911”[…]

Nash stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed 280 pounds. He knew he was overweight, but he still didn’t think he could have a heart attack.

Nash Mazza was used to working long days jam-packed with a hefty load of stress. But this one day, Feb. 26, 2016, (he’ll never forget it) Nash felt a sharp pain in his left arm. Tightness and pain in his chest. Nash, 41 years old, was having a heart attack. “At my age, you don’t Read more about Nash stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed 280 pounds. He knew he was overweight, but he still didn’t think he could have a heart attack.[…]

How a heart attack changed David’s life…

David Jones is an area manager for Goodwill, and sometimes his job requires that he drive to Tacoma for meetings. One Sunday, about four years ago, he did just that, heading out a day early so he could be ready to go the next morning. On the drive west, however, David didn’t feel well. “I Read more about How a heart attack changed David’s life…[…]

Joint Commission recognizes Memorial Hospital as Top Performer

Accreditation honors Memorial for quality care in 4 areas: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care YAKIMA — Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for 2013 by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditation entity of health care organizations in the United States. The announcement recognizes Read more about Joint Commission recognizes Memorial Hospital as Top Performer[…]

Live near a busy road?

Oct. 19, 2014—There’s no denying that living near a noisy, crowded roadway can be annoying. But that’s not all. If you’re a woman, it could also put your heart health in jeopardy, according to findings of a new American Heart Association study. (Men, you’re not off the hook: The study was limited to women, so Read more about Live near a busy road?[…]

Improve recovery for younger heart attack patients with social support

Oct. 17, 2014—If you know a young or middle-aged person who’s had a heart attack, make a point of offering your support. Without social support from their family and friends, younger patients are more likely to have depression and other risk factors for ongoing cardiac disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Read more about Improve recovery for younger heart attack patients with social support[…]

Heart attack: Calling 911 can improve time to treatment

Oct. 14, 2014—If you thought you were having a heart attack, would you call 911 for help? Or would you find some other way to get to the hospital? You should call 911. You’re likely to initiate faster treatment by having an ambulance called to the scene than if you were to wait until arriving Read more about Heart attack: Calling 911 can improve time to treatment[…]

Flu vaccine may help protect against heart attack, stroke

People who are at risk for being hospitalized for, or dying from, a heart attack or stroke can significantly reduce that risk with a yearly flu vaccination, according to a study in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Benefits of the vaccine were most pronounced in people at the highest risk for such cardiovascular Read more about Flu vaccine may help protect against heart attack, stroke[…]