Heart Blog | Bellin Health
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The Valve Center at Bellin Health. Visit this link to listen to patient testimonials about the excellent service, care and expertise they received for their valve issue, when other hospitals told them nothing could be done. We do more at Bellin:
Bellin Health Systems is one of only five regional heart surgery programs advanced enough to pass the selection criteria for use of the Sapien Heart Valve.
When patients are discharged from the hospital following a cardiac procedure, the goal is for them to be on the path to recovery, not to make a return trip to the hospital. A recent study examined how many patients end up being readmitted to hospitals after discharge following an angioplasty, one of the most common cardiac procedures.
Transcatheter Aortic Replacement (TAVR), a summary of the program at Bellin Health. Dr. Steven Gerndt, cardiothoracic surgeon introduces Dr. Paul Hudson, Cardiology Lead of the TAVR program. Hear the presentation here.
Learn about the guidelines, who is appropriate for a percutaneous valve, how the team works together for the best care of the patient and review of the first cases done at Bellin, the only approved hospital site in NorthEastern WI to perform this new procedure.
Listen and watch the presentation here:
Great presentation this morning by Dr. Donnevan Blake of Cardiology Associates of Bellin Health. The topic was on a recently added therapy for heart failure patients or fluid overloaded patients called aquaphoresis. Normally these patients are treated with increasing doses of diuretics to help them urinate off more fluid, but that doesn't always work, doesn't work enough, or the person is so used to diuretics (also known as water pills) that they no longer respond as they should.
On May 2nd, the Green Bay Community Go Red for Women Luncheon was held at Oneida Country Club and Golf. At that event, I was able to donate a check worth almost $1,000 to the American Heart Association. Trout Springs Winery was responsible for $400 of that donation and the rest of the funds came from Bellin Health employess who purchased a red hair extension in February.