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The Beat Goes on With a Lifesaving Heart Pump

By |2024-06-21T12:41:25-04:00January 19th, 2024|Categories: Cardiology, Health A-Z, Patient Stories|Tags: , |

Mohammed Chaudhry, 72, was in relatively good health, maintained an active lifestyle and proactively had regular cardiac stress tests. Then one morning, the Jackson resident experienced sudden chest pain, dizziness and numbness in his arms and hands. His wife, Musarat, took him to his nearby primary care doctor, who did [...]

Can Winter Put Extra Stress on the Heart?

By |2024-06-21T12:48:23-04:00January 19th, 2024|Categories: Cardiology, Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

In some cases, yes, according to CentraState cardiologist Mitul Patel, MD. The body’s normal response to cold temperatures is to make sure it can keep the core warm. To do this, the body vasoconstricts (squeezes or clamps down on) the blood vessels farthest from the heart and core to save [...]

Staying Positive After a Heart Attack

By |2024-05-10T08:16:38-04:00July 12th, 2023|Categories: Cardiology, 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 |2024-05-10T08:16:40-04:00January 10th, 2023|Categories: Cardiology, 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 |2024-05-10T08:16:42-04:00April 21st, 2022|Categories: Cardiology, 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 |2024-05-10T08:16:44-04:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: Cardiology, 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 [...]


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