Mark Cohen

Bio

Dr. Cohen is a cardiac electrophysiologist and is The Chief of Quality, Informatics, and Information Technology for The Piedmont Heart Institute. His clinical specialty is the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders. In his administrative role, Dr. Cohen leads the effort to improve the Quality of care through the use of Information Management, computers and technology.

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  • Quality, Informatics and Information Technology Piedmont Heart Institute

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    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

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    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

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    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

  • Sharecare News
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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

  • Sharecare News
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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

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    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

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Surgery:

    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

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    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

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    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

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans with heart disease are now more likely to die from cancer, lung disease and neurological causes than from heart problems, compared with 20 years ago.

    That's the finding of a new Mayo Clinic study that tracked about 20,000 patients who un...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    THURSDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Six proteins handle cell-to-cell communication that regulates the heartbeat, researchers have found, but until now only one of those proteins had been identified.

    The smallest of the proteins directs the largest in fulfillin...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In the future, lifesaving pacemakers, defibrillators and other implantable devices might be powered not by limited-lifespan batteries but by the limitless energy generated by the movement of a patient's own bodily organs, new animal research suggests....Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Electrophysiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A new way of implanting pacemakers cuts radiation exposure for doctors and patients, German researchers report.

    Using electromagnetic tracking -- which works something like GPS navigation -- rather than traditional radiation-based imaging may be a s...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Electrophysiology:

    MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- A new implantable defibrillator accurately detects abnormal heart rhythms and shocks the heart back into normal rhythm, yet has no wires touching the heart, new research shows.

    The device, called a subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator (S-ICD),...Full Article

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