Traian Anghel, MD is joined by Amy Tetrault, RN, to talk about a new subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator offered at Upstate, that will help regulate abnormal heart rhythms. Anghel is assistant professor of Medicine at Upstate, and founding partner at the Heart Group of Syracuse, and Tetrault is the associate director, Upstate Heart and Vascular Center.
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Lorrie Langdon, RN, coordinator of the Heart Failure Program at Upstate, helps us understand exactly what this condition is, what causes it, which people are most susceptible and how it’s diagnosed. For the third consecutive year, Upstate University Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients.
Upstate University Hospital registered dietitian Maureen Franklin, RD, explains the DASH diet – short for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension – an eating plan designed to lower sodium intake which helps to lower your blood pressure. The heart-healthy diet focuses on eating foods that are low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and increasing foods rich in nutrients, which can often lead to weight loss.
Upstate emergency physician William Paolo, MD helps us understand chest pain – what is happening in the body that causes the pain, why it’s an emergency and what people should do for someone who says they are suffering from chest pain.
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Exercise physiologist Carol Sames, PhD discusses recent research that identifies numerous previously unknown ways in which regular exercise reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer, helps control diabetes and boosts brainpower. Sames is the Director of Upstate’s Vitality! program, which was conceived as a natural extension of the programs and activities offered through the traditional health care system. For more information or to enroll in the Vitality! program, call (315) 464-9992. Read the story: Researchers Explain Why Exercise Works Magic, The Scientific American.
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Dr. Randolph Chitwood, Jr., one of the world leaders in minimally invasive and robotic mitral valve surgery, describes how these techniques affect outcomes and what it means for the future. Chitwood is recognized as the first heart surgeon to perform robot-assisted heart valve surgery in North America, and currently serves as Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Sr. Vice Chancellor at East Carolina University.
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Upstate cardiologist Harold Smulyan, MD collaborated with a retired former colleague to investigate what killed Wizard of Oz author and Chittenango native L. Frank Baum in 1919. It was congestive heart failure. Their paper, which was recently published, explores what tools physicians had at their disposal to treat heart problems in the early 1900s, and what the thinking and beliefs were regarding heart disease at that time. Dr. Smulyan shares how he got involved in such a project, how he conducted research by sifting through Baum’s papers at Syracuse University’s Bird library, and what he discovered about medicine 100 years ago.
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