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Posted: Mar 8, 2022

Falls & Blood Thinners: How to Prevent & How to Respond

With SMH Geriatrics Program Coordinator Tanya Hofmann, MSN and Nursing Quality Specialist Tricia Morgan, BSN

While blood thinners can be great for maintaining cardiovascular health, they can make a bad fall that much more dangerous. Make sure you know how to help and what to look for.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2022

An Aspirin A Day Keeps The Doctor Away? | New Recommendations on Managing Cardiovascular Risk with Daily Aspirin

With Cardiologist Chippy Ajithan, MD

A daily regimen of low-dose aspirin has long been promoted as a safe and effective way for people over the age of 50 to lower their risk of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular problems, but the US Preventive Services Task Force has issued new recommendations

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Posted: Feb 9, 2022

Heart Attack & Cardiac Arrest: How To Help When Minutes Matter

With Sarasota Memorial Emergency Medicine Physician Marshall Frank, DO, MPH, FAEMS

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: Feb 1, 2022

What to Expect After Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

With Cardiopulmonary Rehab Physiologist Meredith Cleveland, BS, CCRP

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: Mar 22, 2021

Heart Failure: What You Need to Know

By Heart Failure Nurse Saida Jennell Steiner, RN, BSN

Are you high risk for heart failure or already living with the disease? Learn the symptoms, who's at risk  and self-management solutions in this blog post by Sarasota Memorial Hospital heart failure nurse Saida Jennell Steiner, RN, BSN.

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