Ayryn P. Chilton-Gelfo, PA-C, joins Norton Heart & Vascular Institute

Ayryn P. Chilton-Gelfo, PA-C, has joined Norton Heart & Vascular Institute. The physician assistant is seeing patients in offices in downtown Louisville, on the Norton Audubon Hospital, Norton Brownsboro Hospital and Norton Healthcare – St. […]

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First successful “valve-in-MAC” transcatheter mitral valve replacement in Louisville region

A multidisciplinary team of interventional cardiologists and a cardiothoracic surgeon performed Louisville’s first successful transcatheter replacement of a native mitral valve this week. The team with Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Structural Heart Program used […]

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American College of Cardiology ‘Distinction of Excellence’ for Norton Audubon Hospital

The American College of Cardiology recognizes exceptional care at cardiology hospitals with its HeartCare Center National Distinction of Excellence award. The award recognizes forward-thinking heart hospitals with goals to advance the cause of sustainable quality […]

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Subclinical hypertension warrants heightened attention in Black patients and other people of color

In Black patients and other people of color, subclinical or borderline hypertension even in young patients warrants medical therapy as early as possible, according to Kelly C. McCants, M.D., executive medical director of the Norton […]

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Atrial fibrillation incidents found in large trial with stroke patients not thought to be at risk

Compared with usual care, implantable cardiac monitors (ICM) detected significantly more atrial fibrillation (AF) events in stroke patients who likely would not have been monitored long term for AF otherwise, according to a study published […]

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Diagnosing heart disease in women

The notion that heart disease is a man’s disease can be misleading. Women are at greater risk for heart disease than men, yet their symptoms more often are overlooked by physicians — and women themselves […]

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Quick stenting procedure repairs ruptured AAA

Visiting Louisville on a business trip, Rob Priest thought he might have come down with a terrible case of food poisoning. The pain was so bad that he called 911 from his hotel. When Rob […]

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Catching that small percentage of young people with a dangerous heart condition

When someone 35 or younger complains of symptoms concerning for heart disease, such as palpitations, shortness of breath or chest pains, we see them at the new Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Young Adult Cardiology […]

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VAD program established and thriving with strong outcomes

An update from Kelly C. McCants, M.D., medical director of the Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Advanced Heart Failure & Recovery Program and executive director of the Institute for Healthy Equity, a Part of Norton […]

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Reducing heart patient readmissions with intentional follow-up care

Using scheduled, intentional touch points for follow-up care, Norton Heart & Vascular Institute is aiming to drive down the readmission rate for heart failure patients and those who’ve had open heart surgery. Mindful that heart […]

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Watchman FLX advances over previous version improve safety, efficiency

For patients with atrial fibrillation (A-fib) not caused by a heart valve issue, with at least moderate risk of stroke and issues taking long-term blood thinners, the Watchman device offers an alternative. The left atrial […]

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American Heart Association sets standards for heart attack care

If someone is having chest pain, it’s time to get to the best hospital for heart attack treatment. But aren’t all hospitals equipped to treat a heart attack? Yes, and getting treatment right away is […]

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