Dr. Mark Cohen, MD

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 Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with both atrial fibrillation and obstructive sleep apnea are less likely to have a recurrence of the heart rhythm disorder if they use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, a new report says.

    Rese...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Genes may play a role in cardiac arrest risk among kidney patients who are on dialysis, new research suggests.

    In a study of pairs of kidney patients who were on dialysis, the risk of cardiac arrest was 70 percent higher in the pairs where the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Corlanor (ivabradine) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic heart failure, the agency said in a news release.

    The drug is sanctioned to prevent hospitalization for cases in which the lower-left part of the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) prolong survival among heart patients who face a high risk for sudden cardiac death, a new review of research indicates.

    But, ICDs may not benefit all patients to the same degree, as their effectiven...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially harmful intravenous (IV) fluids are being given to too many patients with severe heart failure, a new study suggests.

    As researchers from Yale University explained, heart failure patients in the hospital typically receive drugs called d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The combination of a widely used heart medication and a commonly prescribed antibiotic seems to more than double the risk of sudden death in seniors, a new study says.

    Spironolactone (brand name Aldactone) is a diuretic widely used in treating hear...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Automated external defibrillators -- the kind that are installed and ready for use in many public spaces -- can save lives when needed.

    But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that since 2005, it has also received 72,000 reports of the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For patients seen in emergency rooms solely for chest pain, noninvasive screening tests may not always predict future heart trouble, a new study suggests.

    Such tests include:

    • electrocardiograms, which measure the heart's electrical
    • ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese heart-failure patients appear to live longer than people of normal weight who develop the disabling condition, a new study suggests.

    Researchers tracked nearly 1,500 heart failure patients, most of whom were overweight or obese before their ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The widely used heart drug digoxin is associated with increased risk of death and hospitalization among patients who have the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation but no evidence of heart failure, a new study finds.

    Atrial fibrillation is a c...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    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

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with atrial fibrillation who are overtreated with anti-clotting drugs may be doubling their risk for dementia, a new study suggests.

    Atrial fibrillation causes the upper chambers of the heart to contract quickly and irregularly. These abnor...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Room Nursing:

    SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a steep increase in the number of Americans seeking emergency care for the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, a new study finds.

    Atrial fibrillation is the most common kind of irregular heartbeat and...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may want to use caution when prescribing the blood thinner Pradaxa for a common irregular heart beat called atrial fibrillation.

    So say the authors of a new study that shows Pradaxa carries a higher risk of major bleeding and of gastroint...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heart bypass patients might not need to follow strict blood sugar control after their surgery, according to a new study.

    Some previous research suggested that high blood sugar (glucose) after bypass and other types of hea...Full Article