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Million Hearts Program Puts Cardiac Health into Focus

By |2020-02-27T11:27:11-05:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Last year, Family Practice of CentraState and several other CentraState physician practices were selected to participate in the Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model program, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ five-year initiative to reduce heart attack and stroke risk. Since then, participating patients have reduced their [...]

CentraState’s First Endovascular Bilateral Iliac Endograft Repair

By |2018-09-05T15:44:14-04:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Long-Time First Responder Marks Another First Bart Amburgey, an 87-year-old lifelong resident of New Egypt, is considered by many as a legend in his hometown. Earning the nickname “Father Bart” for his reputation as a role model and storyteller, he has volunteered in his community throughout his life—including 47 [...]

Cardiac Rehab Ensures That the Show Goes on for Comedian

By |2020-04-28T11:28:56-04:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

Larry Donsky is known for cracking jokes and making people laugh, but when he suffered a heart attack last June, he got serious about his health with cardiac rehabilitation. Active in the men’s club of his adult community and the local Italian-American club, the 77-year-old Jackson resident regularly booked [...]

Women’s Heart Program Helps Louise Prevent a Heart Attack

By |2018-11-13T16:29:43-05:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

Feeling in the peak of health, 65-year-old Louise Cassar of Jackson visited her primary care physician in early February 2013 for her annual physical exam. To her surprise, the electrocardiogram (EKG), a routine part of the exam, revealed a slight abnormality. Despite Louise having had no symptoms that would [...]

High-Intensity Cardiac Rehabilitation Helps Marlboro Mom Return to Active Life

By |2018-09-05T15:49:10-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

Vicky Vydra, a 37-year-old mother of two from Marlboro, was an avid runner, skier, and scuba diver. When she developed a persistent headache, she was shocked that tests revealed she had a hole in her heart. After four weeks of debilitating headaches, Vicky visited her primary care physician, who [...]

Breathing Easier with Pulmonary Rehabilitation

By |2018-09-05T14:44:16-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

For about a year, Sandy Gordon of Colts Neck had labored breathing when performing tasks such as climbing stairs, and just thought it was part of the aging process. When her breathing didn’t improve, she visited Kenneth D. Barofsky, MD, board-certified internal medicine physician and on staff at CentraState and [...]

Leon’s Cardiac Catheterization Detects 90% Blockage

By |2018-08-30T09:12:08-04:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Leon Rozenblat, 56, hadn’t been feeling well despite four stents his cardiologist had inserted and normal stress test results. Leon was experiencing a sense of pressure on his chest, constant fatigue, flushing and severe headaches. Unable to drive back to his cardiologist on Long Island, Leon made an appointment, at his wife’s urging, [...]

The Link Between Migraines and Women’s Heart Disease

By |2018-08-21T08:34:26-04:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Women’s Health|Tags: , , , , |

By James Ware, MD The agony of a migraine headache is debilitating on its own, but can it also be the sign of something more dangerous? Recent studies have found that the risk of heart disease and stroke are increased in women who suffer from migraines. While the [...]


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