Category Archives: cardiac

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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Why I love shooting pool

By Christopher Sanders 1. Fond childhood memories. We had a table when I was growing up probably 40 years ago. I hit the balls around there and just kept playing. 2. Leagues. The 9-ball league is broken into skill levels … Continue reading

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Strong Women, Strong Hearts is Saturday

Upstate University Hospital’s cardiac nursing team hosts its third annual Strong Women, Strong Hearts event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at the HealthLink OASIS Learning Center, 6333 Rt. 298 in East Syracuse.  The free event will include … Continue reading

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