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Preventing Stroke with an Advanced Minimally Invasive Procedure for Carotid Artery Disease

By |2023-10-11T11:39:00-04:00October 9th, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Up to one-third of strokes are caused by carotid artery disease, a buildup of plaque in the main arteries in the neck that supply oxygen-rich blood to the brain. Without treatment, this buildup can slow blood flow or dislodge plaque that travels to the brain, causing a stroke. Some [...]

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 [...]

Hidden Heart Hazards

By |2022-09-09T09:58:27-04:00March 21st, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

You're naturally lean and take good care of yourself. You eat clean, work out and get a physical every year. So, you don't have to worry about heart disease, right? Think again. When it comes to heart health, the old adage “you can’t judge a book by its cover,” [...]

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 [...]

Take Action TODAY for a Healthier TOMORROW with These Important Screenings

By |2021-07-14T13:59:04-04:00July 1st, 2021|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , , |

You’ve done a great job of trying to keep yourself COVID-free, but it’s time to make the rest of your body a priority! Health screenings and regular visits to your primary care provider are the keys to early detection of a host of illnesses and your best path to [...]

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 [...]

Heartful Living

By |2020-02-03T12:13:11-05:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Lifestyle changes go a long way to reducing your risk for heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. Here’s how the women of CentraState’s Cardiac Services stay mindful about their heart health: Before eating, I ask: Is this food going to be my medicine, or is this going to cause [...]

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