St. Francis Medical Center Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

American College of Cardiology NCDR Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Platinum Award recognizes high standards of patient care St. Francis Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for...

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Penrose Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

American College of Cardiology NCDR Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Platinum Award recognizes high standards of patient care Penrose Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2019. Penrose...

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What is WATCHMAN & How It Works

For those who have Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) and are at risk of a stroke, there is a new procedure available to reduce the risk. The procedure implants a small WATCHMAN device into the heart. Data assures us that the WATCHMAN...

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FDA moves to restrict sales of electronic cigarettes, but more can be done

We commend the FDA for recognizing the grave threat posed by electronic cigarettes on our children, and for imposing restrictions on manufacturers. But limiting the sale of e-cigarettes is not enough – the FDA should also remove flavored e-cigarettes from...

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Hands-Only CPR training kiosks are as effective as classroom setting for learning CPR skills according to new research

People who learn Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Hands-Only CPR) using a five-minute, kiosk-based program performed CPR as well as those who attended a 30-minute, facilitator-led training session, according to new research by the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization...

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