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But study found spironolactone didn't prevent deaths from common form of heart disease
Depression May Be Linked to Heart Failure
Stress hormones likely play contributing role, but more research needed, study says
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Researchers found injecting them into damaged tissue improved organ's ability to pump blood
Space Travel Alters Shape of Human Heart, Study Reports
Finding could help scientists protect astronauts, and also might benefit some patients on Earth
For Heart Failure Patients, Shortness of Breath When Bending May Signal Problem
Newly identified 'bendopnea' might mean condition is worsening, study suggests
Daily Fish Oil Supplement May Not Help Your Heart: Studies
Get your omega-3s from food, not pills, experts suggest
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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.