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Lifeline Screening: Early Detection Can Save Your Life

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Heart health is nothing to joke about. According to the CDC, 1 in 4 deaths in the United States is caused by heart disease, that is approximately 610,000 people every year. More than cancer, more than car crashes, it is the leading cause of death for Americans, men and women both.

Heart disease is often referred to as “a silent killer,” but what does that really signify? Everyone has heard this phrase enough that it has almost lost its meaning. What it really refers to is the frequency of patients not noticing any symptoms of heart disease until they have a heart attack. The CDC states that nearly half of all sudden cardiac deaths occur in the emergency room of a hospital or before reaching the hospital at all. Their conclusion was that even if people do have some symptoms of early heart disease they do not realize the implications to their health; they do not seek medical attention or enact life-saving changes in their diet and exercise routines.

So what is the best way to prevent yourself or a loved one from dying from a heart attack? The short answer: early intervention. The statistics seem daunting, but there is hope. Being screened for heart health can give people a chance to know the status of their cardiovascular system and make the changes they need to prevent a heart attack. One option is a screening through Lifeline. They offer ultrasound screenings, electrocardiograms, and at some locations, even blood screenings done through a simple finger prick instead of traditional blood draws. According to their website, they have performed over 8 million Lifeline screenings and identified over 2 million patients who were at a higher risk for heart attack or stroke.

A study of 3000 patients who were given Lifeline screenings for their heart health found that knowing their results made a marked difference in patients implementing heart-healthy changes in their lives, even if their test results showed no current signs of heart disease! Armed with the knowledge of their cardiovascular health gained from a Lifeline screening, patients can affect real change so that they can get the treatment they need for heart disease or may even be able to prevent it from happening to them altogether.

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Capitol Anesthesiology: First Choice, Superior Quaility

Friday, September 1st, 2017

The Capitol Anesthesiology Association was established in 1973 and has built itself up over the past 44 years as a professional and safe choice for hospitals and patients who need the services of an Anesthesiologist. Capitol Anesthesiology provides anesthesia services at Austin’s Level 1 Trauma Centers, several high-acuity hospitals, and numerous ambulatory surgery centers. The practice offers a wide range of service including General Anesthesia, Local Anesthesia and even Obstetric/Pediatric Anesthesia.

Furthermore, the Doctors and Nurses at Capitol Anesthesiology, enjoy giving back and have an extensive list of charities to which they donate their services. One such organization is Austin Smiles – The Austin Plastic Surgery Foundation. The charity goes on mission trips to countries such as Guatemala to perform reconstructive surgery on children born with a defect known as Cleft Palate. What’s more the practice also provides philanthropic support to The Eels on Wheels Adaptive Scuba Program, which helps the disabled to scuba dive. The Capitol Anesthesiology Association truly consists of selfless and caring individuals, and as such, they should be your only choice for Anesthesiology services.