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Jefferson Cardiologists Answer Questions Online

My mother’s nervous about a cardiac catheterization she has scheduled.  What can she expect? I had a coronary stent placed three months ago, and need minor surgery. Should I stop taking the blood thinner my cardiologist prescribed after my stent procedure? I had balloon angioplasty with three stents placed five years ago. How long will the stents last? more »

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Keeping Heart Failure Patients Out of the Hospital

When heart failure patients at Jefferson are discharged from the hospital, we want to make sure they are given the tools and assistance they need to avoid a readmission. Heart disease – particularly congestive heart failure – is one of the largest components of the  more than $2 trillion spent on health care. Reducing readmissions more »

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