Ask an Expert: Heart attacks in women

Posted on November 25, 2015

Q: Is it true that many women have heart attacks without having chest pain? A: Most of us associate chest pain with heart attacks, but recent studies show that women may experience different heart attack symptoms than men. In one study, researchers found 43 percent of the women didn’t experience any type of chest discomfort … »

Erlanger is first hospital in Tennessee to offer bioabsorbable cardiac stent

Posted on November 11, 2015

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger is the first hospital in Tennessee to implant a cardiac stent featuring a bioabsorbable polymer drug which promotes faster arterial healing and fewer complications for those with coronary artery disease. Boston Scientific’s SYNERGY™ Bioabsorbable Polymer Drug-Eluting Stent System is the first and only of its kind. Both the drug coating and the … »

Innovation helps Erlanger respond faster in a cardiac emergency

Posted on November 10, 2015

Pulsara — an innovative new mobile application for emergency responders — eliminates mounds of paperwork and time-consuming operator calls by connecting Erlanger’s emergency response teams on one simple, easy-to-use platform.

Screening tests for men: what you need and when

Posted on September 1, 2015

Screening tests can find diseases earlier — when they are easier to treat. It’s well known that doctors recommend that men be aware of any changes on or to their bodies from moles to lumps to dry skin. Changes in appearance or texture can often be a symptom of an underlying condition. It is also … »

When you’re feeling the burn

Posted on August 7, 2015

If you’re among the 20 percent of American adults who experience heartburn at least twice a week, it’s time to see your doctor. What is heartburn? Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest or throat. Recurrent heartburn is the most common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD or “acid reflux.” With … »

High blood pressure? Cut salt from your diet

Posted on June 18, 2015

Salt is essential to our body’s fluids. On the other hand, anyone who’s gotten a mouth full of seawater knows that too much salt tastes terrible. Maybe your body’s trying to tell you something. It turns out that too much salt can lead to a host of health problems. The chemical name for dietary salt, … »

4 numbers every man should know

Posted on June 2, 2015

We rely on numbers to accurately assess how good or bad something is. But, men, when was the last time you paid attention to the numbers that could actually save your life? There are four numbers every man needs to know to get a true evaluation of your heart’s health – numbers that can provide … »

Keep your cholesterol in check

Posted on May 26, 2015

Our bodies need cholesterol — a fatlike, waxy substance in the blood — to function normally and produce important chemicals, including hormones, vitamin D, and the acids that help us digest fat. But too much cholesterol in the blood can build up and clog arteries, keeping your heart from getting the blood it needs. The … »

Don Rodgers and June Scobee Rodgers turn to Erlanger after both receive a life-changing diagnosis

Posted on May 19, 2015

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Don Rodgers and his wife Dr. June Scobee Rodgers have grown all too familiar with the feeling of uncertainty that typically accompanies an emergency room visit. After passing out at home, Don was brought directly to Erlanger Health System. Once a brain tumor was ruled out as the cause of Don’s … »

Heart study at Erlanger holds PROMISE

Posted on May 14, 2015

A groundbreaking clinical trial conducted at Erlanger Health System, and other sites across the nation, confirms what cardiologists and radiologists have long suspected: coronary computed tomographic angiography (coronary CTA, also known as cardiac CT) is extraordinarily effective in accurately diagnosing patients with low to moderate chest pain.

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What Happens to Your Heart When You Exercise?

Posted on May 4, 2015

When we workout, we typically think about muscles in our arms, legs, back or abdomen. However, these aren’t the only muscles that get stronger with regular exercise. Your heart, which is a muscular organ, gets a workout during exercise, too. Your heart’s full-time job is to distribute blood throughout your entire body. When it beats … »

6 Ways to Avoid Hypertension and Heart Disease: A Minority Health Month Alert

Posted on April 28, 2015

Hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart disease continue to be more problematic, and more deadly, in our minority communities. As April’s Minority Health Month draws to a close, the nation is reminded that, although great strides have been made to heal the health disparities among minority groups, there is still much work to do. Work … »

UT Erlanger Cardiology announces two locations for Georgia residents

Posted on April 6, 2015

UT Erlanger Cardiology in now offering cardiology appointments to better serve patients in north Georgia and Lookout Mountain through the Erlanger South and UT Erlanger Primary Care Lookout Mountain physician offices. Erlanger South and UT Erlanger Primary Care Lookout Mountain welcome Dr. Kendrick Mills. Board certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty in cardiovascular disease, Dr. … »

The EROC Era

Posted on February 25, 2015

After 8 months of construction, our region has officially entered the “EROC Era.” EROC (Erlanger Regional Operations Center) is a new, high-tech control center that will greatly improve patient care, particularly in the emergency response and pre-hospital care sectors.

Erlanger announces collaboration with Columbia HeartSource

Posted on February 6, 2015

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger Health System announced today that it will collaborate with the Columbia University Medical Center’s innovative HeartSource program to elevate the scope and quality of heart care in the southeast and beyond.

Erlanger announces Dr. Charles Campbell as Chief of Cardiology

Posted on September 2, 2014

Erlanger Health System President and CEO, Kevin M. Spiegel, FACHE, is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Campbell, M.D., FACC, as the new chief of cardiology for UT Erlanger Cardiology.  

Erlanger launches mobile heart screening center

Posted on August 20, 2014

Erlanger Health System announced today a partnership with HealthFair — a national testing provider that brings convenient and affordable health testing to community neighborhoods via its mobile health centers. Screenings will be offered throughout the region including areas north of Hamilton County and south into northern Georgia.

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