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NM Ranks High for Heart Disease

For every 100,000 people living in New Mexico in 2016, 1,466 years of life were lost to heart disease (ABC News). According to Global Burden of Cardiovascular Disease Collaboration and the American Medical Association, New Mexicans are more likely to be affected by heart disease than almost anywhere else in the country.

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New heart pump procedure approved in NM

By Rosalie Rayburn / Journal Staff Writer
Published: Monday, March 19th, 2018 at 11:54pm
 
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Arturo Madrid feels like he has a new lease on life, thanks to a medical procedure that wasn’t available in New Mexico until a few months ago.

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Take it to Heart Video

Albuquerque seniors had a chance to check up on their health at the Take it to Heart Health Fair and Senior Summit hosted by Heart Hospital of New Mexico.

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center completes first LVAD procedure in New Mexico

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Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center completes first LVAD procedure in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE- January 17, 2018 –The first ever left ventricular assist device, or LVAD, in New Mexico was implanted at Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center by New Mexico Heart Institute cardiothoracic surgeon, Dana A. Booth, MS, MD.