Heart Disease



Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Hendricks County. Hendricks Regional Health is determined to empower our community with the right knowledge and tools to change this statistic, impact our future and save lives.

Finding heart disease in its earliest stage is the most effective way to treat and overcome it. To raise awareness of the importance of early detection, we are committed to a goal of providing 20,000 scans to our community by 2020. Join our 20,000 by 2020 scan challenge! Request a heart scan.
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Noisy Neighborhood? Your Heart May Pay a Price

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 -- Living in noise-saturated neighborhoods might be more than simply annoying, with new research suggesting it seems to raise the risk for serious heart problems.

Chronic noise from traffic and airports appears to trigger the amygdala, a brain region critically involved in stress regulation, brain scans have revealed.

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'Yo-Yo' Cardio Readings May Signal Heart Risks

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 -- If your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels fluctuate, you may have a higher risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death than people with more steady readings, new research suggests.

According to the study, during nearly six years of follow-up, men and women whose readings changed the most were 127 percent more likely to die, 43 percent more likely to have a heart attack and 41 percent more likely to have a stroke, compared with those whose readings remained stable.

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Will a Defibrillator 'Vest' Protect Recent Heart Attack Patients?

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 -- Wearable defibrillators do not lower the chances of dying from sudden cardiac arrest among high-risk patients who've just had a heart attack, a new investigation concludes.

Worn externally as a vest, these defibrillators are a noninvasive alternative to surgically implanted defibrillators. Both are designed to deliver a corrective electric shock to the heart if a heartbeat rhythm goes out of whack.

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