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Advanced Heart Failure Referral Guidelines

When symptoms of heart failure begin progressing or patients start decompensating, there is a brief opportunity for referral to an advanced heart failure center. The American Heart Association calls this the “golden window.” Providers should consider referring a patient to...

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Mavacamten, a new treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is changing lives

A new, first-in-its-class treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, mavacamten, has been a game-changer for my patients with obstruction. In April, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave breakthrough therapy designation and orphan drug designation for the new treatment, sold under the...

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Adam M. Skaff, M.D., joins Norton Children’s Heart Institute

Adam M. Skaff, M.D., has joined Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, as a pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Skaff completed his initial medical training at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. His residency in pediatrics...

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Father and son work together as gynecology subspecialists at Norton Healthcare

A passion for subspecialty gynecology care and improving patients’ quality of life has inspired a father and son to work together at Norton Healthcare. Urogynecologist Andrew D. Doering, M.D., joined Norton Urogynecology Center in August, treating patients with pelvic floor...

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Neurohormonal blockade in heart failure

Newly diagnosed heart failure patients have a three-month window of care crucial to their likelihood of recovery. The difference can be returning to a normal life versus awaiting a heart transplant or mechanical circulatory support with a left ventricular assist...

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Two factors are key to a correct polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) diagnosis

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common cause of infertility, affecting from 8% to 20% of U.S. women of reproductive age, according to research. It is treatable but often difficult to diagnose, especially outside of the gynecologist or OB/GYN setting....

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