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Heart Failure Patients Wind Up in ER Too Often: Study
Finding illustrates need for better outpatient care, researchers say
Pigs' Hearts Beat for a Year in Baboons' Abdomens
Studies may one day lead to use of animal organs for human transplantation
Potassium Supplements May Help Some Heart Failure Patients
Study finds they seem to improve survival for people taking 'water pill' diuretics
Hot Dogs, Salami May Raise Men's Heart Failure Risk, Study Suggests
But unprocessed red meat was not implicated in this research
Many With Heart Failure Aren't Told About End-of-Life Care: Study
Survey found nearly a third of health-care providers lacked confidence to discuss the topic with patients
Some Breast Cancer Patients May Get Drug-Linked Heart Failure: Study
But many aren't getting treated for the condition, researchers say
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At Central Mississippi Medical Center, we realize that access to complete cardiac services is more than just an added convenience - it could mean the difference between life and death. That's why we opened Central Heart. Our heart program combines experienced personnel, breakthrough technology and heartfelt compassion, setting the framework for the quality care that we provide for our patients.
Central Heart is growing to meet a variety of needs in the community. We are equipped to provide comprehensive care for a variety of heart disorders. Both non-invasive and invasive procedures, including cardiac catheterization and open-heart surgery are offered. Our services include two heart catheterization labs, diagnostic imaging with one of the nation’s first PET/CT scanners, cardiovascular surgery, and a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation center.
With the addition of Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab, heart arrhythmias can now be more readily diagnosed and treated. This breakthrough technology allows CMMC’s cardiac specialists to treat patients with cardiac arrhythmias by implanting pacemakers in hearts with unhealthy rhythms to monitor and regulate the heartbeat; cardioverter defibrillators to deliver to lifesaving shocks to hearts with lifethreatening rhythms; and, by using radiofrequency ablation to repair rapid, uncoordinated heartbeats. Advanced monitoring technology and skilled nursing care enable patients recovering from surgery to stabilize and to begin the recovery process. Some patients require care in one of the Intensive Care Units. Once stabilized, medical and surgical cardiac patients are transferred to the Telemetry Unit where we can continue to monitor their heart's progress before their discharge.
Central Heart is composed of interdisciplinary teams of experienced cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons, all with noteworthy reputations in cardiac care.