Heart & Vascular Major gift and expansion for Norton Healthcare heart services

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 donor to the health system, announced a $1.5 million gift to the Norton Healthcare Foundation from the Robert W. Rounsavall …

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Heart & Vascular Erle H. Austin III, M.D., reflects on Norton Children’s Heart Institute growth

Erle H. Austin III, M.D., reflects on Norton Children’s Heart Institute growth

By Erica Coghill The newly opened Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital was made possible by gifts to the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation and is specifically for cardiac patients. It provides an opportunity to reflect on how far heart care at Norton Children’s Hospital has come. Kentucky’s first pediatric open …

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

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 small island off the coast of Syria, Dr. Fahsah grew up thinking he would become a fisherman. Then a quiet …

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

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 physician, grew up with medicine in his sights. But it was a personal experience that narrowed his focus to cardiology. …

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Heart & Vascular Some pregnancy complications can signal risk for heart disease after delivery

Some pregnancy complications can signal risk for heart disease after delivery

Preeclampsia and gestational hypertension are indicators for an increased chance of heart disease later in life. Preeclampsia occurs in about 5% to 8% of pregnant women after the 20th week of pregnancy or after giving birth. High blood pressure is accompanied by protein in the urine or other physical symptoms, such as a severe persistent …

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Heart & Vascular VIDEO: Virtual tour of Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

VIDEO: Virtual tour of Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Young patients with serious heart conditions — and their families — have moved into the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Norton Children’s Hospital. What does a patient room look like? What does it mean for pediatric heart care for patients from Louisville and the region, including Southern Indiana? Take a look inside the …

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Heart & Vascular Walter L. Sobczyk, M.D., specializes in treating adults born with a heart condition

Walter L. Sobczyk, M.D., specializes in treating adults born with a heart condition

Walter L. Sobczyk, M.D., pediatric cardiologist with Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, has treated hundreds of children born with life-threatening heart abnormalities. Thanks to advances in surgery and treatment over the last decades, most of these children are now living into adulthood. “Some of these heart conditions are very serious, …

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Heart & Vascular Meet Melissa Lee Perrotta, M.D., Norton Children’s new adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) assistant medical director

Meet Melissa Lee Perrotta, M.D., Norton Children’s new adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) assistant medical director

By Kim Huston From working in a genetics lab to teaching yoga, Melissa Lee Perrotta, M.D., has found a way to blend all of her passions into one career. Her drive to understand and solve complex medical issues and her interest in integrative healing have led her to caring for patients with adult congenital heart …

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Heart & Vascular Mostafa El-Refai, M.D., thrives on the quick results of opening blocked arteries

Mostafa El-Refai, M.D., thrives on the quick results of opening blocked arteries

For Mostafa El-Refai, M.D., interventional cardiology is the best of both worlds. He gets to develop long-term relationships with patients and their families. He also gets to perform emergency stenting procedures to open blocked coronary arteries after heart attacks. “Interventional cardiology gets my blood rushing a little bit because we get to treat patients with …

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Heart & Vascular Sofya Kuznetsov, M.D., joins Norton Heart & Vascular Institute

Sofya Kuznetsov, M.D., joins Norton Heart & Vascular Institute

Sofya Kuznetsov, M.D., who is board certified and fellowship trained in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular disease, has joined Norton Heart & Vascular Institute. Dr. Kuznetsov completed her clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Ohio, where she was chief fellow. She completed her cardiovascular fellowship at University Hospitals Case Medical …

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