What is heart failure? There is no simple answer when it comes to this complex condition. With approximately 550,000 new cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year, it touches the lives of millions of people of all ages. Advanced heart failure specialist Sandra Chaparro, M.D. joins host, Dr. Jonathan Fialkow to explore causes, symptoms and treatments on this episode of Baptist HealthTalk.
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Open heart surgery is not as “open” as it used to be. Less invasive procedures are becoming more common -- like the McGinn Technique, which reduces trauma to the chest cavity and speeds up recovery time. On this episode of Baptist HealthTalk, the technique’s inventor, Joseph McGinn, Jr., M.D., chief of cardiac surgery at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, joins host, Dr. Johnathan Fialkow, to talk about heart surgery advances.
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Baptist Health South Florida has always put patient safety first. But what does that mean in practical terms, as we reopen for routine medical care like in-person doctor appointments, imaging scans and elective surgeries? What differences can patients expect to see, and what is taking place behind the scenes to ensure their safety and provide them with peace of mind? Host Jonathan Fialkow, M.D. welcomes the CEO of Baptist Outpatient Services, Nancy Batista-Rodriguez, to detail the steps being taken at all Baptist Health facilities to protect everyone who walks through our doors, on this episode of Baptist HealthTalk.
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795-thousand people in the United States will experience a stroke this year. Not all the victims are part of the Social Security set. Researchers have noticed a startling increase in the rate of strokes among younger people in their mid-thirties through mid-forties. Strokes can affect people of all ages, even teenagers and kids.
Host Jonathan Fialkow. M.D. and his guest, neurologist Felipe De Los Rios, M.D., medical director of the stroke program at Miami Neuroscience Center, explore this troubling trend, talk about symptoms and risk factors, and look into whether there is any connection to the novel Coronavirus, on this episode of Baptist HealthTalk.
As the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. climbed in recent weeks, the number of visits to emergency rooms actually declined significantly – especially for heart attack and stroke patients. What’s going on here? And are we looking at a new kind of health crisis?
Host Dr. Jonathan Fialkow and his guest, Dr. Marcus St. John, Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, discuss this concerning trend and assure patients that seeking emergency care is still a safe thing to do, on this episode of Baptist HealthTalk.
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