Dr. Harry A Kopelman, MD

Bio

In practice with the Piedmont Heart Institute, Dr. Kopelman is Co-Medical Director for the Electrophysiology Laboratories and Medical Director for Cardiovascular Supply Chain, He’s authored a number of papers in highly referred medical journals. Clinical research interests include 3-D electroanatomical cardiac mapping, catheter ablation, and tissue engineering.

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  • Co-Medical Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratories Piedmont Heart Institute

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    THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Injecting beads of gel into the wall of a still-beating heart has the potential to improve the health of patients with severe heart failure, according to a new study.

    Heart patients who received the gel implant had improved blood oxygen levels a...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who've had a heart attack are at greater risk of death if even one of nine critical steps in their treatment is missed, according to a new study.

    Researchers in the United Kingdom noted patients who missed a part of their treatment early ...Full Article

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    SATURDAY, Aug. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a head-to-head comparison, an experimental drug was more effective than standard treatment at preventing deaths and hospitalizations in heart failure patients.

    According to the study authors, the trial was stopped early because of the marked ...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've found a way to transform ordinary pig heart muscle cells into a "biological pacemaker," a feat that might one day lead to the replacement of electronic pacemakers in humans.

    "Rather than having to undergo implantation wi...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Potassium supplements might boost the survival of heart failure patients who are already taking diuretic drugs, a new study suggests.

    Nearly 5.8 million Americans have heart failure. As doctors explain it, excess fluid can accumulate in the bod...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly all the U.S. patients who receive implanted heart defibrillators have insurance and most of them are men, a new study reports.

    "The striking results show that major disparities are present with [implantable cardioverter defibrillator] implant...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Depression may increase the risk of heart failure, a new study suggests.

    Researchers looked at nearly 63,000 people in Norway who underwent physical and mental health assessments.

    Over 11 years, close to 1,500 of the participants developed...Full Article

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    MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although steroids are often given to patients undergoing heart bypass surgery, a large new study suggests this common practice has no benefit and could actually be harmful.

    Researchers found preventive steroids do not improve the outcome of thes...Full Article

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    MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new wireless pacemaker appears safe and feasible for use, potentially advancing the technology that cardiologists use to maintain heart rhythm in patients, according to results from a new clinical trial.

    Doctors successfully implanted the devic...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Shortness of breath while bending over is a newly identified symptom of advanced heart failure, researchers say.

    This obvious symptom can help alert doctors that heart failure patients have excessive fluid retention, according to cardiologists ...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic kidney disease who take the blood thinner warfarin to treat a form of irregular heartbeat are at no greater risk for stroke or death than similar patients who don't take the medicine, researchers report.

    The Swedish study invo...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning six years ago, a new study finds that there appears to be no danger from CT scans for people with implanted pacemakers or defibrillators.

    In 2008, the FDA cautioned that the radiation used in C...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one in 10 heart surgery patients has persistent pain for up to two years after the operation, a new study reveals.

    The study included more than 1,200 patients aged 18 and older who had heart procedures -- such as b...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially life-saving devices called automated external defibrillators are common in public places across the United States and can help rescue people suffering a sudden cardiac arrest, government health officials say.

    Sudden cardiac arrest -- a...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it will investigate possible links between the diabetes drug saxagliptin and a heightened risk for heart failure among users.

    In a statement, the agency said that the probe was spurred ...Full Article