Category Archives: cardiac

Cellphone-assisted diagnosis saved a newborn, guided a career

Rahul Dudhani, MD, remembers when he was new to Syracuse and had a chance – but influential – encounter in June 2012 at Café Kubal. He was a few weeks away from starting his surgical training at Upstate, and enjoying a … Continue reading

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Here’s the summer Upstate Health magazine

Summer for many Central New Yorkers means getting outdoors, whether at amusement parks, on lakes or beaches, or in back yards. The summer issue of Upstate Health magazine features two nurses who kayak every chance they get. We also look … Continue reading

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Heart recipient’s persistence leads to emotional meeting with donor’s mother

Vicky Brannon’s 14-year-old son, Matthew John McIntyre II, was killed in what police called an accidental shooting in July 1996 across the street from the family’s home in Fulton. She agreed to donate his heart, liver, pancreas and kidneys. More … Continue reading

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Why don’t we ever hear about heart cancer?

“It’s not something we see very often,” said Robert Dunton, MD, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Upstate University Hospital. He went on to provide this answer: Benign tumors of the heart are probably more common than malignant (cancerous), but both are … Continue reading

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7-minute workout is interval training

  Ask people why they don’t exercise, and they are liable to say they don’t have time. So, exercise scientists set about crafting a short but beneficial workout. They wound up with a dozen high-intensity intervals they call “The 7-Minute … Continue reading

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Heart rate may drop after weight loss surgery

A woman in her 40s came to Upstate University Hospital’s emergency department because of bouts of lightheadedness and passing out. Five months earlier she underwent weight loss surgery. At the hospital, she was found to have a slow heart rate. … Continue reading

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Brain expertise featured in Physicians Practice publication

The stroke care and brain expertise available at Upstate is showcased in the November issue of Physicians Practice magazine, distributed to doctors throughout Central New York. Also included is an article about new breast reconstruction options, the importance of occupational … Continue reading

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New implantable defibrillator protects the heart without touching it

A new style of implantable defibrillator provides protection against sudden cardiac arrest without having electrical wires placed in the heart. Instead, all components of the device are sewn into place just beneath the skin. The device — which The Heart … Continue reading

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What to do for chest pain

Chest pain is one of the primary reasons people seek care at a hospital emergency room, and it can signal a variety of medical conditions, says William Paolo, MD, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Upstate University Hospital. Among … Continue reading

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Reducing stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation

If you have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, new guidelines to reduce your risk of stroke include talking to your healthcare provider about taking an oral anticoagulant. Upstate neurologist Antonio Culebras, MD, is the lead author of the new guideline … Continue reading

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