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Five Things You Need To Know About Pacemakers

Posted by Tara Cohen on Oct, Tue 25, 2016

A couple of years ago, my grandmother went through several episodes of falling down and losing consciousness. It was a scary time, and her physician recommended a pacemaker, which was ultimately a great choice for her that helped prevent these episodes from reoccurring. The day of her surgery, a nurse handed my mom a packet with a pacemaker wallet card and the serial number for my grandmother’s pacemaker, and said, “You’re also going to want to order her a pacemaker medical ID bracelet.” Luckily for my mom, she knew just who to call.

I was able to help my grandma pick out a medical ID and advise her on what to have us engrave. And as I did so, I realized that although we do this for our customers daily, I did not personally know all that much about pacemakers and how they work, what care to take, what to watch for, or what heart conditions they help treat. So for all of you who, like me, may not know all there is to know about pacemakers, here’s a handy list of Five Facts About Pacemakers.

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Tags: pacemaker, heart conditions, heart condition medical alert bracelet, arrhythmia medical IDs, atrial fibrillation, pacemakers, bradycardia, A-Fib, pacemaker medical ID bracelet

Six Signs of Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jul, Wed 10, 2013

What is Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome?

Mitral valve prolapse is a heart condition in which one of the heart’s valves, the one separating the left side’s upper and lower chambers, does not close properly. This can, but does not always, cause mitral regurgitation, a scenario in which blood flows backward because the valve isn’t closing fully when the heart contracts.

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Tags: heart disease, heart conditions, heart disease medical alert bracelets, heart disease medical ID bracelets, heart disease IDs, heart condition medical alert bracelet, heart disease awareness, Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome

Spreading The Joy: From Heart Attack to Giving Back

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jul, Mon 08, 2013

Meet Pat Gibbs: heart attack survivor, activist, aspiring photographer, Lauren’s Hope customer, and all-around inspiring lady. This 63-year-old “Raging Granny” enjoys, “…singing at festivals and picket lines about environmental and social justice issues on my days off,” explains Pat. “When I am fully retired, I hope to be able to attend every Raging Granny gig. On the west coast of Canada here, that is almost a lifestyle choice for many retirees who are also activists. I also love to attend the film evenings put on by our local Cinema Politica group where activists meet to share and learn.”

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Tags: heart conditions, heart disease medical alert bracelets, heart disease survival story, heart disease medical ID bracelets, heart disease IDs, heart attack, heart condition medical alert bracelet

Heart Stents and Medical IDs Protect Heart Patients!

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jun, Mon 10, 2013

What Is A Heart Stent?

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Tags: heart disease, heart disease medical alert bracelets, heart disease medical ID bracelets, heart disease IDs, heart condition medical alert bracelet, heat safety tips, NO MRI, heart stent

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