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Smoking Ties to Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and second most diagnosed cancer in both men and women in the United States. The top risk factor for developing this kind of cancer is smoking. 

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Jim Gets His Heart Health in Check

Jim has always been very active, but when his cough and chest congestion wouldn’t go away, his doctor ordered a nuclear stress test at UPMC Mercy. 

When Jim stepped on the treadmill for the exercise part of the test, he went into cardiac arrest. Without immediate treatment, cardiac arrest is fatal. Luckily, Jim’s care team used CPR and a defibrillator to get his heart beating again. 

Once stabilized, doctors sent Jim for transradial heart catheterization, and his cardiologist found three blocked arteries. With no time to lose, Jim went into surgery and heart surgeon Claudio Lima, MD, performed a triple bypass. 

Post-surgery, Jim knew it was crucial to follow his doctor’s orders. He enrolled in cardiac rehab three times a week at the UPMC Mercy Outpatient Center at Green Tree. Jim is now feeling back to his old self and tries to make exercise a part of his daily routine. 

Learn more about Jim’s triple bypass surgery and recovery from the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute​.

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The Most Advanced Stroke Treatment in the Region

Did you know that stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States? Our experts at the UPMC Stroke Institute use advanced therapies to restore blood flow and help improve patient outcomes.

Our experts at the UPMC Stroke Institute are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and provide high-quality medical and surgical stroke​ treatments​. ​

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