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Staying Positive After a Heart Attack

By |2023-07-20T13:00:37-04:00July 12th, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

A cardiac condition requires medical management for life, a reality that can be discouraging. Research shows that one in five people develops depression and one in three develops severe anxiety after being hospitalized for a cardiac event. “Patients are often scared to be physically active after cardiac surgery,” explains [...]

Saving Lives through Emergency Angioplasty

By |2023-01-05T16:22:10-05:00January 10th, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

Research has shown that patients have the best chance of recovery if their arteries are opened within two hours of a heart attack, according to Jatinchandra Patel, DO, medical director of the Cardiovascular Interventional Laboratory at CentraState. Emergency angioplasty, also known as emergency PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention), is a [...]

Taking Quality to Heart: A New Suite for Cardiovascular Care

By |2022-07-07T11:50:02-04:00April 21st, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

CentraState recently opened its new Cardiovascular Interventional Suite, which centralizes cardiac catheterization, endovascular, and interventional radiology services in a 9,300-square-foot addition on the north side of the medical center. This innovative three-room suite features the latest technologies and the capacity to serve a greater number of patients. The suite houses [...]

Remarkable Recovery Through Cardiac Rehab

By |2022-05-16T14:15:29-04:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Ken Savoia, 59, was no stranger to heart issues. The avid runner had seen his cardiologist, Ted Gutowski, MD, regularly for the last 15 years to ensure that minor cardiac troubles didn’t develop into more concerning conditions. Then three years ago, Dr. Gutowski diagnosed Ken with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy [...]

A Woman’s Heart Attack: Subtle Symptoms You Need to Know!

By |2021-11-24T09:30:39-05:00April 11th, 2021|Categories: Women’s Health|Tags: , |

An estimated 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases. Enhance your well-being and heart health by learning these subtle symptoms that can signal something isn’t right. Increased pressure in the chest or heartburn (While both men and women can feel like there’s an elephant on [...]

Dining (Out) to Your Heart’s Content: Heart-Healthy Takeout and Delivery Tips

By |2021-06-16T15:02:49-04:00February 9th, 2021|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

By Caryn Alter, MS, RD, FAND, Registered Dietitian Cardiac Rehabilitation at CentraState Medical Center Eating healthy while dining out has always been a challenge. At least in pre-COVID times, you could ask your server questions about how the food was prepared. Now with so many of us giving up [...]

Food Label Facts at Your Fingertips

By |2021-06-16T15:01:47-04:00February 1st, 2021|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

By Caryn Alter, MS, RD, FAND, Registered Dietitian Cardiac Rehabilitation at CentraState Medical Center Whether you’re purchasing your groceries online or perusing foods from your pantry, it’s essential to understand how the Nutrition Facts label impacts your health. The label format has recently been revised and improved by the [...]


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