Specialized training for pediatric CICU nurse practitioners

By Misty D. Ellis, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC/PC Nurse practitioners in the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit are trained and certified in pediatric acute care. They are dedicated to caring for and managing critically ill […]

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Advanced Heart Failure and Recovery Program grows in 1st year

From Kelly C. McCants, M.D., medical director, Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Advanced Heart Failure and Recovery Program Physicians and surgeons throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana are partnering through the Norton Heart & Vascular Institute […]

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Bariatric surgery can alleviate heart conditions

Lori Lively’s gradual seven-year weight gain after an automobile accident raised her blood pressure, elevated her blood sugar level to diabetic range and worsened an existing heart condition. After the wreck and later, a hysterectomy, […]

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What a heart failure patient really looks like

By Kelly C. McCants, M.D., medical director, Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Advanced Heart Failure and Recovery Program The stereotype of the heart failure patient often does not match the reality, which frequently leads to […]

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Shared care means getting the right heart failure care close to home

Lynnwood Butler first noticed issues with his heart on Derby Day in 2013, when hypotension resulted in syncope. Two years later, the Louisville native had a heart attack at the end of his shift waiting […]

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LaGrange man’s journey from heart failure to heart recovery

By Kelly C. McCants, M.D., medical director, Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Advanced Heart Failure and Recovery Program The day Keith Drury’s heart stopped, the last thing he remembers is driving to a job site […]

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Monitoring heart failure patients remotely, in real time

Innovative technology allows providers with the Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Advanced Heart Failure and Recovery Program to see changes in patients’ conditions in real time, adjust their medications and diet as needed, and schedule […]

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When to refer a patient for heart failure care

We encourage you to refer your patients early to the Advanced Heart Failure and Recovery Program. When referred early enough, patients potentially can recover from heart failure with medical therapy. Consider referring your patients to […]

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Heart failure recovery means taking care of the whole patient

By Susan Hutcherson, R.N., BSN As a nurse navigator with the Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Advanced Heart Failure and Recovery Program, I know it truly takes a village to take care of a patient […]

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Major gift and expansion for Norton Healthcare heart services

Today Norton Healthcare held a celebration to honor the Norton Heart & Vascular Institute team. During the event, local businessman G. Hunt Rounsavall, a long-standing member of the Norton Healthcare board of trustees and major […]

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For Ibrahim Fahsah, M.D., path to interventional cardiology was personal

Ibrahim Fahsah, M.D., is the medical director of the Norton Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Program and an interventional cardiologist with Norton Heart & Vascular Institute. He planned to have a very different career. Originally from a […]

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For D. Sean Stewart, M.D., career a journey of the heart

Sean Stewart, M.D., interventional cardiologist with Norton Heart & Vascular Institute, treats all his patients the way he would want someone to treat his family members. Especially his grandfather. Dr. Stewart, the son of a […]

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