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Local Cardiologist Explains the Heart’s Complex Makeup

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Maureen Cavanaugh : Whether it's time for a heart-to-heart with a good friend, or you're downhearted about some bad news, we probably talk more about our hearts in casual conversation than any other part of the body. So, at least in popular culture, most of us already consider our hearts to be more than just a big beating muscle.

It may warm your heart to know some cardiac specialists now see it that way too. The view of the heart as a complex organ, influenced as much by how well we live as by what we eat, is part of many ancient healing traditions and is now part of an integrative approach to cardiac care.

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