Heart Health Part 3: New life-saving technologies

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About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year. While those statistics are pretty scary, doctors are now utilizing new life-saving technologies to detect issues earlier and treat them better.  

“You can hear in the heart that something is wrong, you can feel something is wrong, you can feel palpitations, and you can feel the dizziness,” Dr. Deshmukh said. 

While heart disease remains the number one killer in the U.S., there’s now new and better ways to detect problems as soon as symptoms arise. 

“We can do electrical testing of the heart where we map the electrical system of the heart and we try to see what rhythms are affecting the patient and doing that procedure we can find where the short circuits are and get rid of it,” Dr. Deshmukh said.

New technology even making it possible to monitor patient’s hearts around the clock while they go on living their lives. 

“They are connected 24/7 through a bedside monitor which transmits the signal and we also have the capability to get the signals from their cell phone apps and we have full time, dedicated nurses who call them back and we take care of them,” Dr. Deshmukh said.

And if you do have to have surgery, new less invasive techniques are cutting down on hospital stays and recovery time. 

“We’ve been doing a valve replacement in a way that’s less invasive then was ever done before so you don’t have to do an open heart surgery you can do it in a different way where many times people spend one night in the hospital instead of multiple days,” Dr. Sporn said. 

Even more new things on the horizon means your heart is in good hands for years to come. 

“We have a couple new projects here one of those is a brand new heart catheterization lab which is due to open in May that will allow us to do even more cutting edge procedures then we’ve been able to do in the past it will allow us to do certain procedures out of our operating room and it’s in a location on the first floor where people can be dropped off. It’s very user-friendly, very convenient, and really state of the,” Dr. Sporn said. 

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