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Weaver shares PVCH information about sleep, heart disease

               During American Heart Month, the public is reminded of health risks associated with lifestyle choices, such as smoking and eating unhealthy foods.

            But there is another cardiac-disease risk factor that should be considered, said Kathy Weaver, director of Cardiopulmonary/Sleep Services at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital (PVCH) in Larned. Since February is heart month, Weaver wanted to share information about sleep disorders.

            “There are a few sleep issues that can be associated with heart-related problems, such as atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure,” Weaver said. “Sleep disturbances can also contribute to stroke, high blood pressure, obesity and depression. They can ...

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