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When Gardening Gets Tough

*This article was re-printed from WakeMed Heart to Heart Magazine. Subscribe Today! An avid gardener, Johnny Johnson is a retired power lineman who is no stranger to heart disease. He’s been fighting it for more than 20 years – with several stents and a stroke already behind him. Earlier this year, his symptoms were just subtle enough […]

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Patient Profile: Christopher Perrott

ERAS Cardiac aims to improve recovery and prevent surgical complications by standardizing the care of heart surgery patients – before, during and after surgery.  Comprised of more than 20 individual steps that may have minimal impact on their own, once combined have proven significant improvements in the recovery process for surgery patients. Working 12-hour days […]

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Caring for Your Heart Before, During and After Surgery

Many patients and families worry about a difficult recovery process when heart surgery has been recommended. However, new protocols are taking the field by storm resulting in less pain, fewer complications, and faster recovery than ever seen before. Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery ERAS Cardiac stands for Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery. ERAS is an innovative […]

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The Power of Collaboration. The Power of Plus.

The combined expertise of two renowned heart programs means more options for heart care right here in Wake County. Heart Care Plus+ brings together all of the heart services, providers and facilities of WakeMed and Duke Health into a single heart service. This collaboration delivers highly coordinated cardiovascular care, a broader scope of services and greater value and affordability […]

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