February is National American Heart Month and Murray-Calloway County Hospital is joining in the national effort to educate communities on the importance of being heart healthy. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. Five numbers that all women should know to take control of their heart health are: Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Body Mass Index (BMI). Knowing these numbers can help women and their healthcare provider determine their risk for developing cardiovascular diseases.
During American Heart Month, Murray-Calloway County Hospital is celebrating the two year anniversary of starting the Interventional Cardiology Program.
MCCH cardiologists began providing services at Murray-Calloway County Hospital in the Murray Cardiology practice located in the Medical Arts Building on campus. This has included inpatient care, emergency consults, invasive procedures and outpatient cardiology care.
Dr. Ali Homayuni, one of the interventional cardiologists with the program has over 25 years of experience and has been with MCCH since the program began. Dr. Homayuni completed his medical degree at State University of New York Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, and completed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital in Internal Medicine. He continued his education by becoming Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine/Endovascular Medicine and Echocardiography.
Due to the size of Calloway County, people would expect that our hospital would have a low volume of advanced cardiac procedures, however, MCCH experiences many patients who currently are transferred when signs of a cardiac episode happen. The expertise of this physician has led to a specialized heart team to focus on patients in our area. The program has completed 745 Heart Caths since its inception, 281 Interventions, and is currently at 30 minutes door to balloon time when patients enter the Emergency Department.
For more information on the Interventional Cardiology program at MCCH, contact the Marketing Department at 270.762.1381 or visit us online at www.murrayhospital.org.
Pictured: Dr. Homayuni, Interventional Cardiologist, Charlie Barnes, Director of Cardiopulmonary along with team members of the Cath Lab.