American College of Cardiology recognizes A-fib program

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Norton Audubon Hospital and Norton Hospital for their demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with A-fib. Both facilities were awarded Atrial Fibrillation with Electrophysiology Services (EPS) […]

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Remote device monitoring team for heart patients

A 10-member Norton Heart & Vascular Institute team remotely monitors heart patients’ implantable devices every day, looking for abnormalities that require immediate attention. The team also performs routine scheduled remote device checks. Patients with pacemakers, […]

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New technology monitors heart rhythms like never before

ALIVECOR Tech-savvy patients eager to monitor their own heart rhythm can use a device that connects to a smartphone app. In 30 seconds, patients can record an electrocardiogram (EKG) on their smartphones using the Kardia […]

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New subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator available

SUBCUTANEOUS IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER-DEFIBRILLATOR A subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) is offered for patients at risk of sudden death from ventricular tachyarrhythmias. Unlike traditional defibrillators, the S-ICD does not have intracardiac, transvenous leads. The S-ICD is a […]

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Variety of surgical offerings for A-fib

A variety of procedures are available for A-fib patients. CONVERGENT PROCEDURE Norton Heart & Vascular Institute offers a Convergent procedure for A-fib patients with longstanding, persistent symptoms who either are not suitable for ablation or […]

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Free consultations for heart patients

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Resource Center offers free heart-healthy lifestyle consultations with a registered nurse to heart patients and their families. During the one-on-one consultation, a cardiac nurse will check the patient’s body mass […]

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Managing the A-fib patient – new guidelines released

The latest update of the atrial fibrillation (A-fib) guidelines from the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society incorporated data regarding the novel anticoagulants (NOACs), updated the preferred risk assessment tool […]

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New tower opens at Norton Audubon Hospital

Part of the five-year construction and renovation project at Norton Audubon Hospital has reached a significant milestone with the completion of a new tower. It opened in April and features 74 additional private patient rooms […]

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Pulmonary embolism response team (PERT) launches

Norton Healthcare has established uniform protocols for the treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE). The move is intended to improve patient outcomes for the life-threatening condition that claims tens of thousands of lives each year, according […]

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New rehabilitation program for PAD patients

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute’s Peripheral Arterial Disease Supervised Exercise Therapy (SET) Program is a new program available for patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease. If you have a patient diagnosed with peripheral arterial disease […]

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Welcome new heart failure specialist, Kelly C. McCants, M.D.

Norton Healthcare is pleased to welcome Kelly C. McCants, M.D. back to the community, and have him lead the Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Advanced Heart Failure Program. Dr. McCants earned his medical degree from Meharry Medical […]

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View from the emergency department on tPA

The American Heart Association (AHA) calls tPA the “gold standard” for treating ischemic strokes. AHA guidelines for the early management of acute ischemic stroke call for administering tPA as quickly as possible. Emergency physician Jeff A. […]

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