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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Accreditation increases likelihood of insurance coverage for weight loss surgery

The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) has accredited Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital, increasing the likelihood that patients’ insurance will cover weight loss surgery. While many factors play into an insurer’s decision, [...]

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Essentials of clinical trials

Clinical trials and studies, which are essential to the development of new drugs and treatments, need to be conducted under strict ethical, clinical and investigational structures. The most common are investigational trials with new medications [...]

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Lauren R. Albers, M.D., joins Norton Heart & Vascular Institute to focus on women’s cardiology

Lauren R. Albers, M.D., has joined Norton Heart & Vascular Institute to focus on women’s cardiology. Dr. Albers, who completed her fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the UofL School of Medicine, joins the Norton Heart […]

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Structural Heart Program offers multidisciplinary care

A new Structural Heart Program offers our patients a truly comprehensive approach, reducing the number of clinic visits and shortening the time from diagnosis to treatment. The Structural Heart Program is a combination of expertise […]

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Emergency medical services observational experience for stroke care

Norton Healthcare is offering a professional, structured observation program for flight nurses, paramedics, EMTs and first responders to enhance their knowledge of stroke and learn about state-of-the-art treatment and interventions. Recognizing the key role of […]

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Recurrent UTI treatment guidelines

Symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTIs) are more common than an actual clinical diagnoses. As a result, patients will tell me they have recurrent UTIs, but they are basing this on their symptoms rather than […]

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Botox thins lateral muscle bundle prior to complex hernia surgery

The patient This mid-60s gentleman presented with significant pain and decreased mobility while hospitalized for another procedure. He is a former smoker and quit two years prior to our evaluation. We were asked to evaluate [...]

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