When administering anticaogulants like Wafarin, it is critical that they are kept within the correct therapeutic range. Clinics like SMH’s are staffed by experts that can help patients monitor the doses.
Blood thinners – or anticoagulants – are medications that help keep blood flowing properly for people who’ve had strokes or blood clotting issues . SMH has 7 conveniently located anticoagulation clinics to help patients manage these medications.
Summer is almost here, and when something happens – heat stroke, sprain or sever sun burn – you can visit one of SMH’s Urgent Care Centers. If you are showing signs of a stroke or heart attack or other serious medical event, one of the two emergency rooms is where you should go.
Apart from the Nurse Residency program that is active at SMH, there are many others including the geriatric-centered “Niche”, Vascular Access, Acute Pain and behavioral health just to name a few. Sarasota Memorial is blessed by having a breadth of clinical support teams.
From the Mobility Garden to the state-of-the-art gyms, the new Rehabilitation Pavilion offers services for all types of patients. It has been designed to help patients regain their independence following strokes, brain tumors, brain injuries, broken bones, spinal fractures, amputation, surgery and trauma-related injuries.
As a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) designated Hospital, SMH has committed to elder care while in the hospital and before the patient goes home. The special markers will give health care providers enhanced skills to care for the aging population.
After a patient has been cleared for bariatric surgery, a personalized approach is initiated by the whole the team to fit the patient’s needs, goals, and lifestyle. Listen to find out about all of the types of weight-loss surgeries.
From gastric bypasses to sleeve gastrectomy, bariatric surgery helps patients lose weight safely and resolve many of the health conditions associated with obesity. Hear about what it is all about.
What are some of the more common injuries that preset themselves in the trauma unit? How can they repairs the bones? Listen in and find out.
Doctors are experts at spotting the potential for a stroke or heart failure. But there are some things that we can do on our own that can help prevent these major health events from happening. Listen in!
Many patients suffer from irregular beats, which in turn can make the blood prone to clot. This can lead to a stroke. Blood thinners are usually prescribed, and that’s where SMH Anticoagulation Clinics come in. Listen in to find more.
Heart failure is a complex diagnosis. It has several symptoms, and multiple scenarios in which it can show up. Listen to find out more.
Are you currently on blood thinners? Have you had a heart attack? Do you have another cardiovascular condition? Listen in to find out ways to avoid having to make a return trip to the hospital.
As your stress increases, so does your entire body’s systems. Stress management techniques, like meditation & yoga, can help bring calmness. Find out so more tips!
While strict in nature, the diet in the Ornish program is designed to reverse heart disease. Also, it positively affects the chances of developing cancer, depression and other health related issues.
Lifestyle changes can help reverse heart disease – without medication or surgery. The Ornish Reversal Program, born in the 1990’s and proven by science, is now available on the suncoast. Listen in and find out!
Diet, exercise and knowledge are the best tools to prevent a secondary stroke. Being proactive is where it all starts. Listen in to learn more.
Did you know that is you have Atrial fibrillation, the chances of having a stroke increase by 500%? Find out about stroke education and how to manage the risks.
Over 700 strokes happen every year, and getting the patient to a Comprehensive Stroke Center like Sarasota Memorial as quickly as possible, is so important. Listen to Diane’s story – a recent stroke victim.
In the U.S., a person dies of a stroke every 4 minutes. We’ve all heard about strokes and yet many of us don’t really know what they are. Listen to find out about many the risk factors, ailments and symptoms that can lead to a stroke.
If you think you or a loved one may be having a stroke, call 911 IMMEDIATELY and ask them to take you to the nearest Comprehensive Stroke Center. Offering services beyond the scope of primary stroke centers, only Comprehensive Stroke Centers can offer the wider range of specialists and more advanced treatment options needed when standard therapies are not enough.
The technique of opening the artery in a blood clot (ischemic) in the brain turned is showing extremely positive results – since this past January. By inserting a small catheter into a vein, Dr. Case of Sarasota Memorial Hospital can remove the clot from the brain in certain cases.
When treating strokes, either blood clots (ischemic) or blood vessel rupture (hemorrhagic), time is the most important factor. CT scans, F.A.S.T. observations are among the tools used to evaluate the event.
In early January, Joe Quortani felt something odd. Two days later, he felt compelled to head to Sarasota Memorial’s Emergency Room. He had a stroke, which amazingly resolved itself. Three days later, however, the full effects of the stroke hit. Listen to the engaging story.
Jill & Shannon from Sarasota Memorial explain why the National Certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center means so much for our patients, and how the process works.
As one of the top causes of death in the US, a stroke is not only treatable, it is also preventable. Find out more about this brain attack and how it can affect people of all ages.
In this third part of a blood thinner discussion, Sarasota Memorial experts give some tips, like taking Vitamin K, while on blood thinners.
Abby Moliterno, Supervisor of the 6 Anticoagulation Clinics, reviews the one-on-one philosophy for each appointment.
Justina Granthon, ARNP, discusses conditions that can produce blood clots, and how blood thinners are required in several medical scenarios.