South Florida Hospital News
Tuesday February 25, 2020
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February 2020 - Volume 16 - Issue 8

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Dr. Vitalie Crudu is an interventional cardiologist on the medical staff at North Shore Medical Center. Dr. Crudu is a board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, interventional cardiology, echocardiography, cardiovascular computed tomography, and nuclear cardiology.

Dr. Aldo Martinez Fleites is a cardiologist on staff at Coral Gables Hospital. His interests include general cardiology and critical care, internal medicine, invasive and interventional cardiology, transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiogram. Dr. Martinez Fleites graduated from the Instituto Superior de Ciencia de Villa Clara.

Dr. Marquand Patton Jr., an interventional cardiologist, who is a member of the medical staff at Palmetto General Hospital, specializes in catheter-based treatment of heart disease and cardiac ailments. Dr. Patton completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology at Alleghany Health Network in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Dr. Waqas Ghumman is Medical Director of the Advanced Heart Failure Center at JFK Medical Center. Dr. Ghumman is board certified in cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure and heart transplantation. Dr. Ghumman also specializes in congestive heart failure, cardiac imaging, left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), pulmonary hypertension, HTN and preventive cardiovascular medicine.

Recent studies of patients with advanced heart disease or heart failure uncover two important healthcare trends:

• First, progress is being made in referring patients early in their disease process to hospice and palliative care to manage their symptoms and support quality of life near the end of life.

Many people are unaware of how cholesterol affects their overall health. But in order to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, it’s important for everyone to know what separates fact from fiction when talking about cholesterol. According to the Centers for Disease Control, a healthy level is less than 170 mg/dL of total cholesterol. 

At the suggestion of his physician, Rob Lord jumped on a treadmill for a routine stress test on June 7, 2019. The following day, the President of Cleveland Clinic Martin Health underwent open-heart surgery.

An alarming 33 percent of Americans currently suffer from cardiovascular disease. Throughout Heart Health Awareness Month, The Holy Cross Wound Healing and Hyperbarics Program, a member of the Healogics network, will work to spread awareness about how cardiovascular diseases can affect the wound healing process. 

Physicians are 15 times more likely to experience symptoms of burnout than professionals in any other field.

 
This comes directly from a report by Allscripts, one of the leading electronic health record (EHR) developers in the industry. The study was conducted to see how their products were affecting the healthcare professionals using them on a daily basis and the numbers were staggering.

The United States health care industry is continuously changing due to economic pressures, political issues, and technological advancements. In order to maintain the viability and success of organizations, health care managers must be fully cognizant of pending changes and the implications of these changes for their organization.

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