Dignity Health Comprehensive Cancer Clinics Open at Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert
Opened earlier this month, the clinics offer a multi-disciplinary team of physicians to meet with the patient in a single visit to help develop a comprehensive treatment plan quickly and conveniently. To schedule interviews, call (602) 406-4734.
February is American Heart Month.
Please consider covering the following heart-related stories.
New Wave of Heart Care Focuses on Cancer Survivors
As survival rates for cancer patients are increasing, doctors are beginning to look at the long-term adverse effects of cancer treatment, including damage to the heart. Cardiologist Anantharam Kalya, MD, is leading a new effort at The University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center to combat heart problems facing many of today's cancer survivors. Dr. Kalya's "cardio-oncology" program focuses on preventing the onset of heart failure in cancer patients. For more information or to schedule an interview, please call (602) 406-3312.
Volunteers at Chandler Regional Help Patients Recover from Heart Surgery with Hand-Sewn Pillows
Volunteers at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center have sewn more than 4,000 heart shaped pillows for patients recovering from heart surgery at the hospital. The unique pillows are used as therapy devices to help expedite healing after heart surgery. Reporters are welcome to interview the volunteers and capture visuals of the volunteers delivering a pillow to a patient in need. Call (602) 406-3312 to schedule.
Arizona's First MRI-Compatible Heart Defibrillator Implanted at Mercy Gilbert
Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center is the first Arizona hospital to utilize a new technology allowing individuals with an implantable cardiac defibrillator (o)r ICD to safely undergo an MRI. Until now, individuals with ICDs were unable to take advantage of this valuable imaging tool due to potential interactions with the defibrillator. Call (602) 406-3319
to schedule interviews.