Heart & Vascular Your pediatric patients don’t need to travel too far from home for quality heart care

Your pediatric patients don’t need to travel too far from home for quality heart care

Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, includes an expansive outreach service, with 29 participating sites in the region. These sites, throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana, link directly to Norton Children’s Hospital and the specialists at Norton Children’s Heart Institute. Technicians perform echocardiograms on patients from in utero to young adults to …

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Heart & Vascular Could your patient benefit from VAD/heart transplant evaluation?

Could your patient benefit from VAD/heart transplant evaluation?

Follow these advanced heart failure signs that indicate your patient may benefit from VAD/heart transplant evaluation LVEF <40% Inability to walk one block without shortness of breath Intolerance of beta blockers Intolerance of ACEi/ARBs Inotrope dependence Progressive renal insufficiency Cardiac index <2.2 l/min BNP or NT-proBNP > 5x normal (BNP > 1000) One heart-failure-related hospitalization …

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Heart & Vascular Cardiologist makes critical diagnosis of peripartum cardiomyopathy after new mom has her baby

Cardiologist makes critical diagnosis of peripartum cardiomyopathy after new mom has her baby

After 10 years of trying for a second child, Amanda Slayton and her husband, Scott, were jubilant when they conceived their son Seth. Born in February 2018, he is every parent’s prayer — happy, healthy and undemanding. In ways they couldn’t have predicted, their baby’s good nature has been a godsend to the Slaytons. Less …

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Heart & Vascular Left atrial appendage closure: A life-changing procedure for patients with nonvalvular A-fib

Left atrial appendage closure: A life-changing procedure for patients with nonvalvular A-fib

Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, currently affecting over 5 million people in the U.S. Twenty percent of all strokes occur in patients with A-fib, and A-fib-related strokes are more frequently fatal and disabling. The most common treatment to reduce stroke risk in patients with A-fib is a blood-thinning medication such as …

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Heart & Vascular New Advanced Heart Failure Program location open on Norton Brownsboro campus

New Advanced Heart Failure Program location open on Norton Brownsboro campus

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Advanced Heart Failure Program has opened a second location at 4915 Norton Healthcare Blvd. on the Norton Brownsboro Hospital campus. Providers will see referred patients with a heart failure diagnosis at the new location Monday through Thursday. The new clinic will provide more convenient access in the area for an …

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Cancer New study says cancer may soon overtake heart disease as nation’s top killer

New study says cancer may soon overtake heart disease as nation’s top killer

A new study shows cancer is on its way to becoming the leading cause of death in more counties nationwide. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, analyzed records for 32 million people in the U.S. who died between 2003 and 2015. It found that while overall deaths due to heart disease and cancer …

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Heart & Vascular Big cause of strokes now treatable with minimally invasive TCAR procedure

Big cause of strokes now treatable with minimally invasive TCAR procedure

Removing plaque buildup in the carotid arteries typically required  a carotid endarterectomy. Now, Norton Heart & Vascular Institute physicians use the TCAR procedure to help reduce risk of complications. Conventional surgery to clean stroke-causing plaque buildup from carotid arteries often comes with risks ranging from infection to heart attack and nerve damage. Now, a minimally …

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Heart & Vascular Pulmonary rehabilitation through Norton Heart & Vascular Institute

Pulmonary rehabilitation through Norton Heart & Vascular Institute

The pulmonary rehabilitation program through Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Centers is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. We incorporate evidence-based guidelines in managing your patients, through our medically supervised program that teaches lifestyle modification techniques, disease process education and exercises needed to increase endurance and daily functioning. …

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Heart & Vascular Norton Heart & Vascular Institute purchases lifesaving equipment for patients with heart failure

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute purchases lifesaving equipment for patients with heart failure

Norton Healthcare is the first hospital system in the region to invest in the Remote Dielectric Sensing (ReDs) system. This equipment will add to the care available for patients in the community with heart failure. The device uses medical radar technology in a wearable vest system, allowing direct and actionable lung fluid measurement. Care providers …

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Heart & Vascular Ferenc Nagy, M.D., and Stephen B. Self, M.D., join Norton Vascular Surgery

Ferenc Nagy, M.D., and Stephen B. Self, M.D., join Norton Vascular Surgery

Expanding our team to better serve the community Norton Vascular Surgery welcomes Ferenc Nagy, M.D., and Stephen B. Self, M.D., to our team of board-certified vascular surgeons. They bring with them the new minimally invasive transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) procedure, designed to reduce the risk of stroke during the insertion of a stent. Treatment Procedures …

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