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Posted: Feb 4, 2020

Learn Hands-Only CPR

With SMH Cardiovascular Nurse Kristie Menke

Do you know how to help someone having a heart attack? Performing hands-only CPR on them greatly increases their chance of survival. It’s easy to learn—only two steps—and saves lives. Learn how with this short vlog and demo by a Sarasota Memorial cardiovascular nurse.

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Posted: Dec 31, 2019

What to Expect after Heart Surgery

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

On average, recovering from minimally invasive cardiac surgery takes 2 to 4 weeks — versus the 6 to 12 weeks’ recovery for an open-heart procedure. But each patient journey is unique. Find out what you can expect after MICS and other minimally invasive heart procedures.

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Posted: Sep 10, 2019

Help Emergency Care Providers Help You

Written by SMH Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident Haden Geiger

Life can change in an instant. In a blink, something like a stroke, a heart attack or car accident can take away your ability to speak or think clearly. Be prepared. Keep a list of this important health and medical information handy, so first-responders and care providers can quickly treat you the most effectively. 

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Posted: Jul 23, 2019

Heart & Spirit: One Man’s Miraculous Story

Written by SMH Senior Communications Specialist Kim Savage

Brian Bosworth, 55, a retired Army colonel, was vacationing on Longboat Key with his wife, Kathryn, when he suffered a massive heart attack and went into cardiogenic shock. Fortunately, Brian’s brush with death was accompanied by some good fortune as well. 

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Posted: Jun 4, 2019

New Drug Stops Dangerous Bleeding Linked to Blood Thinners

Written by SMH Public Information Officer Kim Savage

Sarasota Memorial is among a handful of hospitals with the first and only antidote to stop life-threatening or uncontrolled bleeding linked to newer blood thinner medications. Sarasota Memorial Comprehensive Stroke Center Medical Director Mauricio Concha, MD, explains.

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