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Stroke Summary: Mechanical thrombectomy helps marathoner, 47, recover from stroke

The patient presented to the emergency department at Norton Audubon Hospital. He had been found at home, down in the bathroom. Incident details: May 3, 2021 47-year-old male arrived at Norton Audubon Hospital, 12:27 a.m. Norton Neuroscience Institute physicians: Vascular...

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Follow-up care for kids with single ventricle anomalies and adults with Fontan circulation

Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, has opened its Fontan Clinic to provide follow-up care to children and adults who have undergone the third of a three-surgery series to treat a congenital single ventricle anomaly....

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Additional approval makes hybrid ablation available to more atrial fibrillation patients

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved hybrid ablation as a treatment for long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (A-fib), the most severe form of the condition affecting about 45% of A-fib patients. Hybrid ablation treats A-fib in procedures that combine...

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Newborn screening helps uncover serious and treatable disorders that aren’t clinically apparent

When a newborn metabolic screen shows the possibility of an inherited genetic disorder in an infant in the western half of Kentucky, counselors at Norton Children’s Genetics Center, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, explain to families the results...

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COVID-19 to be discussed at annual R. Dietz Wolfe, M.D. Lectureship

Infectious diseases specialists Kristina A. Bryant, M.D., and Paul S. Schulz, M.D., will discuss the latest on COVID-19 at the 23rd R. Dietz Wolfe, M.D. Lectureship to be livestreamed Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. EDT. Drs....

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Vicki L. Owczarzak, M.D., pediatric otolaryngologist at Norton Children’s ENT & Audiology

Vicki L. Owczarzak, M.D., is a pediatric otolaryngologist at Norton Children’s ENT & Audiology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, and an assistant professor at the medical school. Dr. Owczarzak also sees patients at the Norton Children’s Aerodigestive Disorders...

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