Heart Care (Central Heart)
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Marketed as Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR, drug appears to have no effect on heart attack or stroke risk
Fewer Heart Patients Now Dying From Heart Disease, Study Shows
Better surgical techniques, greater use of heart meds behind trend, researchers report
'House' TV Series Leads to Real-Life Diagnosis
Doctors realized patient's mysterious symptoms resembled those of a character on the medical drama
Research Reveals Secret Behind a Steady Heartbeat
Six proteins work together to maintain healthy heart function, study authors find
Hospital Safety Improves for Heart Patients, Study Finds
But no drop seen in 'adverse events' for surgical or pneumonia patients
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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.