Piedmont Heart Institute
PHI brings more than 85 prominent cardiovascular physicians together with one of the premier cardiac centers in the region, the Fuqua Heart Center at Piedmont Hospital. PHI is comprised of physician practices, hospital services at each of the Piedmont hospitals, cardiovascular research and education, collaborative quality initiatives, Innovation Center and new program development.
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What are trigger points?Trigger points are tender spots in muscles that are associated with fibromyalgia pain. According to... Full Post 09/19/2013
What is heart transplantation?Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy may be utilized in order to bridge a patient to an... Full Post 08/14/2013
What is a left ventricular assist device (LVAD)?Newer devices are currently available and undergoing testing. These devices are smaller and more... Full Post 08/14/2013
What causes different sounds in the heart?Extra heart sounds may be heard by stethoscope that may indicate decreased performance of the... Full Post 08/14/2013
What are the symptoms of left-sided heart failure?Left-sided heart failure is often called "backward" heart failure. This refers to... Full Post 08/14/2013
What are the symptoms for right-sided heart failure?Right-sided heart failure refers to failure predominately of the right ventricle. This... Full Post 08/14/2013
What is directional heart failure?Directional heart failure refers to forward and backward heart failure. Forward heart failure... Full Post 08/14/2013
Besides healthcare expenses, what are other costs of heart failure?In the latest AHA reporting, total costs of heart failure surpass $29.6 billion. Of this, 53%... Full Post 08/14/2013
Do diuretic drugs relieve the symptoms of fluid overload?Diuretic drugs relieve symptoms of acute decompensated heart failure. These may include... Full Post 08/14/2013
Can stagnant anoxia be prevented?Stagnant anoxia is defined as oxygen deficiency at a tissue level. Essentially, delivery of... Full Post 08/14/2013
What is an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD)?An ICD (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) is a small battery powered electrical impulse... Full Post 08/14/2013
How much does heart failure cost in the United States?Health care costs related to heart failure are estimated at more than $39 billion per year. The... Full Post 08/14/2013
How many people in the United States have heart failure?It's actually about 5.5 million people nationwide have heart failure. The mortality for patients... Full Post 08/14/2013
What are natural treatments for congestive heart failure?Heart failure treatment should be approached by physicians and patients in an evidenced-based... Full Post 08/14/2013
How do diuretic drugs and ultrafiltration compare?In addition to the RAPID-CHF trial, the UNLOAD trial compared ultrafiltration with standard... Full Post 08/14/2013
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Piedmont Heart Institute makes Oprah!
Oct 13, 2010
Today, Sharecare was introduced on Oprah and the Piedmont Heart Institute was prominently displayed as an important content partner to... Full Post
Piedmont Heart Institute and Sharecare Launches Partnership
Oct 7, 2010
Welcome to my blog and to the Sharecare website. Through this website, you, the consumer of healthcare, has the chance to become better educated..This... Full Post