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Scientists Spot How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart
A vaccine, and the right antibiotic, may guard against a direct attack on heart cells, researchers say
Diabetics Face Much Greater Risk of Heart Damage, Study Says
Ultra-sensitive test detects trouble even with normal cholesterol, researchers find
Daily Exercise May Halve Risk for Heart Failure, Study Says
Higher levels of activity reap greater benefits, researchers find
Drug Gives 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure, Expert Says
Experimental medication beat standard treatment at reducing hospitalizations, cardiovascular deaths
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
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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.