Health Matters The latest news on the health and wellness issues that matter most • July 2021

NCH Healthcare System Welcomes Dr. Robert J. Cubeddu from Cleveland Clinic as President of the NCH Heart Institute April 1, 2021 NCH Healthcare System is excited to welcome Dr. Robert J. Cubeddu as its new President of the NCH Heart Institute. This is part of NCH’s strategy and commitment to transform its cardiovascular services into a premier destination center for South Florida and beyond. Dr. Cubeddu is a world-renowned cardiologist who comes to NCH from Cleveland Clinic Florida where he led the organization since 2015 as Chairman of Cardiovascular Medicine and Regional Director of Structural Heart Disease. He brings to NCH a reputation of clinical excellence, exemplary leadership and outstanding patient quality outcomes. Dr. Cubeddu received his medical education, and was valedictorian of his graduating class, at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He completed his post-graduate training as honorary Chief Resident and Cardiovascular Fellow at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami. Subsequently, Dr. Cubeddu finalized his advanced training in Interventional Cardiology and Structural Heart Disease, becoming one of the first in the nation to pursue this subspecialty at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Over his career he has effectively established a robust academic practice and international reputation by means of his unique minimally invasive transcatheter skills to treat a multitude of valvular, structural and congenital heart conditions, including: TAVR, Mitraclip, transcatheter mitral valve replacement, PVL closure, ASD, PDA and PFO closure, Watchman among others, providing patients a safe and attractive alternative to open heart surgery.

His academic attributes are best reflected by his involvement in numerous scientific publications including original manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters. Having been involved as Principal Investigator in a multitude of nationally recognized clinical trials and the early development of cutting-edge technology, Dr. Cubeddu plans to expand and endorse the important foundations of research, education and innovation to uniquely position NCH. Dr. Cubeddu continues to serve on the editorial board of major peer-review journals, and as expert field panelist in a multitude of international cardiovascular meetings.

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“At the NCH Heart Institute, physicians and staff have worked hard to build a strong foundation,” said Paul Hiltz, President and CEO, NCH Healthcare System. “Last year, the NCH Heart Institute earned the distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures, which places NCH among the elite programs for heart bypass surgery in the United States and Canada.” NCH was also named one of America’s 100 best for cardiac care six years in a row by Healthgrades (2016-2021) as well as being ranked by U.S. News & World Report as eleventh in the state of Florida. “We look forward to having Dr. Cubeddu advance our cardiac services,” said Hiltz. “His patient experience scores are practically perfect, and his reputation and recruitment resources will unquestionably establish NCH for growth. Dr. Cubeddu will lead us to become a top destination for cardiac care in the nation.”

Dr. Cubeddu will lead a team of nearly two dozen highly specialized cardiac providers currently at the NCH Heart Institute with future plans calling for more.

“Meaningful growth requires focusing on collaborative relationship and building the formation of a strong multidisciplinary heart team,” said Dr. Cubeddu. “I’m excited for the opportunity to lead a world-class cardiac institute with the goal of becoming the preferred destination for cardiac care in Florida and the U.S. The key to providing exceptional outcomes and patient experience begins with the trust and collaboration of our patients, their families, and an extraordinary clinical team committed to better health and wellness.”

To read more about Dr. Cubeddu’s impressive background, please visit: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/staff/20274-robert-cubeddu#locations .

Access Healthline – Your New Physician is Just a Phone Call Away The NCH Healthcare System is committed to helping the community we serve live longer, happier, and healthier lives, and to support this mission, we offer Access Healthline a free and easy to use resource for a wide variety of health care needs. With hundreds of physicians and dozens of affiliated health service providers, Access Healthline is just a phone call away and the most powerful source for the community’s health care needs. If you are looking for a doctor close to home, want more information about the services we offer, or have a question about NCH, you are able to call and speak with one of our representatives about the many healthcare options and physician choices that are available to you. NCH Healthcare System offers a wide variety of outpatient and inpatient services. Some of our inpatient services include cardiac, orthopedic, and critical care. Outpatient services include rehabilitation, wound care, and gastroenterology, to name a few. Our physician referral experts are on standby and ready to assist and answer any questions. They can help guide you in selecting a family physician or specialist who can meet your specific needs. This service is perfect for individuals that want to speak to a live person or are not internet savvy. Our goal at NCH is to provide quality healthcare and deliver an excellent patient experience. NCH is proud to be named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care for the sixth year in a row according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems. The healthcare system was also named America’s 100 best hospitals in spine surgery, stroke care, pulmonary care, prostate surgeries, gastrointestinal care, critical care, and general surgery. To speak with an Access Healthline representative, call anytime from 7am to 7pm, seven days a week at NCH-7777 (239-624-7777) . However, as always, NCH is available online at www.nchmd.org .

NCH Center for Breast Health Offers Advanced Hidden Scar ® Surgery

Hidden Scar ® surgery has revolutionized the way women see themselves after undergoing any one of a number of breast-related procedures. This fairly new technique utilizes a single incision in an area that minimizes visible scarring to the nipple, areola, and surrounding tissue. “Once a diagnosis and a treatment plan have settled in, and the patient realizes that she will be okay, other questions pop up,” explained Sharla Gayle Patterson, MD, MBA (HOM), FACS, who is a Board-Certified Breast Surgical Oncologist. Dr. Patterson performs the advanced procedure at the NCH Center for Breast Health at the NCH North campus. A compassionate, knowledgeable, and highly skilled medical provider, Dr. Patterson is very much empathetic to her patients’ concerns. “They ask, ‘How big is the scar? Can I wear a bathing suit or low-cut top showing cleavage?’,” said Dr. Patterson. “This procedure gives the patient freedom knowing they can wear whatever they choose and helps reduce mental and emotional trauma.” This surgical option is an answer to a prayer for patients who, for many years after surgery, may suffer every time they look in a mirror; just seeing their scar can be a trigger to relive their previous diagnosis, surgery, and cancer. “With this procedure, they can go on and live their lives, and without the constant daily reminder of what is, for some patients, a traumatic surgery,” explained Dr. Patterson. Patients undergoing any type of breast surgery that will require a hidden scar are eligible. Each patient is treated with respect as to their desired outcome, including the shape of their breast, and is presented with options for the positioning of the incision in a place where there will be no visible scar, explained Dr. Patterson. The three main areas of placing the incision are the armpit, under the breast where an underwire bra would be positioned, and in the areola margins, where the skin tone is naturally different than the surrounding skin color. This surgical technique can be performed with a lumpectomy, mastectomy, and cryoablation.

The NCH Center for Breast Health, one of the first to perform this ground-breaking procedure in our area, has been designated as a Hidden Scar® Center of Excellence; many other medical facilities hold only a designation of certified. The industry-sponsored designation is based on the procurement of specialized equipment that allows breast surgeons to perform successful breast conservation surgeries. In use since 2017, Hidden Scar surgery is now at the forefront, and the designation as a Hidden Scar® Center of Excellence brings awareness of the procedure, said Dr. Patterson.

Stay Safe on the Fourth of July For many, Independence Day means fireworks, and while you can count on receiving topnotch medical care at an NCH emergency department, you do NOT want to finish your Fourth of July evening there. “Fireworks are very dangerous and lead to many ED visits for burns to the extremities – hands, arms, and fingers,” said Kaitlen Magdalener MSN, RN-BC, supervisor at NCH Marco Urgent Care. The eyes are also especially susceptible, accounting for about 20 percent of fireworks-related injuries. In case of eye injuries, do not rinse, rub or apply pressure to the eyes; seek immediate medical care. Often, the injury will not be to an adult, but a child. “The most common age of those injured are children ages 10 to14,” said Magdalener. In 2018, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported five deaths from direct impact of fireworks, and more than 9,000 injuries were treated at emergency departments in the U.S., according to the Mayo Clinic. Those injuries include Southwest Florida, where the NCH Emergency Department sees them every year, often as a result of mixing alcohol with fireworks. “Some may think of sparklers as a safe alternative, but this is not true,” said Magdalener. “Sparklers can burn at 1,200 degrees, hot enough to cause third-degree burns, and are very dangerous due to the close proximity to the body. If you decide to use sparklers, be sure you aren’t wearing loose fitting clothing and that you are wearing close-toed shoes to prevent foot burns.” In addition to their obvious risks of injury due to burns, sparklers are also a fire hazard.

Insurance plans typically cover the hidden scar surgery as part of the overall breast surgery.

The NCH Center for Breast Health offers the most comprehensive services for women in the area. These include oncoplastic breast surgery, breast ultrasound, breast conservation surgery (Hidden Scar® surgery), ultrasound-guided surgical procedures, cryoablation of benign and cancerous breast tumors, prophylactic mastectomy, genetic testing, survivorship, and a high-risk clinic.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the NCH Center for Breast Health at (239) 624-8120 .

Symptoms of breast cancer

• Nipple discharge • Unusual changes in size, symmetry, shape of the breast • Changes in nipples from outward to inward or inward to outward Risks for breasts cancer • Post-menopause weight gain • Taking hormones for five or more years • Elevated BMI • Smoking Breast Health Services at NCH Center for Breast Health

The best way to enjoy fireworks? Leave it to the pros.

“The only safe way to view fireworks is to watch a professional show,” said Magdalener. “Even if fireworks are legal in your community, they are not safe around children.” If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency from fireworks, please call 9-1-1. For all other emergency injuries from fireworks, please visit the Marco Urgent Care Center or any of the NCH Immediate Care Centers or Emergency Departments located throughout Collier and South Lee Counties. For more information, visit nchmd.org .

• Oncoplastic breast surgery • Breast ultrasound (including nipple mapping) • Breast conservation surgery (Hidden Scar® surgery) • Ultrasound-guided surgical procedures • Cryoablation of benign and cancerous breast tumors • Prophylactic mastectomy • Genetic testing • Survivorship • High-Risk clinic

If you are going to set off do-it-yourself fireworks:

• Light one device at a time. Never attempt to relight a device that did not ignite the first time. • Have a bucket of water nearby to cool used sparkler wires and extinguish other fireworks.

• Keep small children far away from fireworks. • Never allow anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs to use fireworks. • Once you light it, get away quickly.


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NCH Is One of the First in Florida to Offer Newly FDA Approved Cardiac Treatment April 13, 2021 Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. As people with heart disease grow older and their disease progresses, plaque in the arteries evolves into calcium deposits, which can narrow the artery. Physicians often use stents to open an artery, and of the approximately one million patients that undergo a stent procedure each year, 30% have problematic calcium that increases their risk for adverse events. To offer the best cardiac patient experience possible and greatly lower the risks associated with calcium buildup in the arteries, we are happy to announce that NCH is the first hospital on the West Coast of Florida, south of Tampa, to offer a brand new form of therapy never available before to treat calcified coronary arteries called Intravascular Lithotripsy.

NCH Healthcare System and ProScan Imaging Announce New Partnership NCH Healthcare System has developed a joint venture with ProScan Imaging that combines ProScan’s best-in-class national reputation with NCH’s infrastructure and recent investment in its imaging technology. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, ProScan is one of America’s most respected organizations for medical imaging and reading services, with 20 years of excellence in Naples and 30 years nationally. Additionally, ProScan provides comprehensive radiology services to several hundred medical centers across all 50 US states and several US overseas territories. ProScan has been fully accredited by the Accreditations Council for Continuing Medical Education {ACCME} for more than 25 years as a provider of advanced physician educational training in radiology. Every day across the nation, ProScan radiologists and support staff work with physicians to provide expert interpretations of medical imaging examinations, so doctors can determine the best course of treatment for their patients’ health issues. “ProScan offers exceptionally sophisticated and high-quality imaging services in Florida and throughout the US,” said Stephen J. Pomeranz, MD, CEO and Founder of ProScan Imaging. “We approach our customers as partners, and we teach them all we can about imaging. This sharing of knowledge both enhances their practices and establishes us as their most valuable radiology resource.”

This brand-new technology that treats calcium buildup is a novel adaptation of lithotripsy, an approach used for decades to safely break up kidney stones. Intravascular Lithotripsy is now available to fracture problematic arterial calcium that prevents adequate blood flow in the heart. It uses sonic pressure waves, also known as shockwaves, that pass through soft arterial tissue and preferentially disrupt calcified plaque by creating a series of micro-fractures. After the calcium has been cracked, the artery can be expanded at low pressure and a stent safely implanted to improve blood flow, with minimal trauma to normal arterial tissue. “We are pleased to be able to offer this brand new technology that has not been available before, anywhere, to the patients of the NCH Heart Institute,” said Kristin Mascotti, MD, Chief Medical Officer for the NCH Healthcare System. “Each day, our team of exceptional cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons work tirelessly to save or improve the quality of life of those individuals who choose NCH for their cardiac care. This new therapy will be a wonderful addition to our arsenal of cutting-edge cardiac treatment options to help our patients live a longer, happier, healthier life.” NCH Heart Institute physicians are trained in this new technology and it is available now as a safer alternative to patients in need of a stent procedure. Patients can call 239-624-4200 for more information or to schedule a consult.

This new joint venture combines the existing outpatient imaging services of NCH with the current ProScan outpatient services in Collier and Lee Counties. This combination of physicians, technology, and patient-friendly locations will enhance patient care and access throughout SWFL. There will be 10 outpatient locations between the two entities as a result of the partnership to be managed by ProScan. “My family and I have made Naples our home for the past 20 years,” said Bert Maulsby, MD, Medical Director of ProScan Naples. “The ProScan Naples team has always provided local healthcare professionals and their patients with the best available services and we are excited to expand our efforts in partnership with the NCH radiology team.” “I look forward to working with ProScan Imaging, and am excited about the opportunity to elevate the level of imaging services we will be able to provide,” said Bryan Murphey, MD, Ambulatory Chief Medical Officer at NCH. “ProScan is a leader in medical imaging with their exceptional accuracy in radiology interpretations, technical image quality, and commitment to building solid relationships between their radiologists and physicians. It just made sense for NCH to partner with someone equally committed to superior patient outcomes as we are.” NCH has been preparing for this partnership by investing in new technologies and equipment to enhance the imaging infrastructure available to our physicians and our patients. Combining the cutting-edge equipment now available at NCH with the superior service and expertise of ProScan Imaging will set the stage for top tier radiology and imaging services in Southwest Florida. “This new relationship with ProScan Imaging will greatly enhance the quality we are able to offer our patients,” said Paul Hiltz, President and CEO, NCH Healthcare System. “ProScan’s reputation for exceptional quality is precisely why NCH chose to partner with them in imaging services to our community.”

Next Generation of Watchman Device Allows AFib Patients to Forego Blood Thinners Over the past ten years, the highly effective Watchman device has dramatically reduced the risk of stroke for atrial fibrillation (AFib) patients whose AFib is not due to valve problems. In these patients, a heart arrythmia can allow blood to pool in a portion of the heart known as the left atrial appendage – allowing dangerous blood clots to form. These clots can eventually break free, stopping the flow of blood to the brain – causing stroke. Until the advent of the Watchman implant, AFib patients without valve problems relied on blood thinners such as warfarin or coumadin, which were not well-tolerated and came with their own set of risks, including internal bleeding and even stroke. There is a new or second-generation Watchman FLX (W-FLX), known in medical parlance as a left atrial appendage occlusion device. The Watchman FLX is a small parachute-like device that is placed in the heart via a catheter advanced through a blood vessel in the leg up to the heart where it will seal off the left atrial appendage so that clots cannot form there. “The W-FLX capitalizes on the same proven effectiveness as the original Watchman 2.5 device, with some style modifications that allow it to be offered to a broader-based patient population. The new design offers improved safety and a 98.8% success rate in allowing patients to come off their blood thinners,”explained NCH Interventional Cardiologist Adam J. Frank MD, FACC. The NCH Heart Institute is the only center in Southwest Florida to offer this technology. The procedure typically takes about 90 minutes, is performed under general anesthesia, and requires only an overnight stay with 99% of patients discharged home the following day. “Once in place, the heart forms a layer of tissue over it, and the appendage seals. In effect, it becomes part of the heart, always there, protecting for life,”said Dr. Frank. More than 150,000 Watchman devices have been implanted in the past ten years with an extremely small complication risk. The manufacturer’s tagline is ‘One Time. For a Lifetime.’ “One implant, and you don’t have to worry about being on blood thinners for stroke risk reduction ever again,” said Dr. Frank.

For more information about the NCH Structural Heart Program (TAVR & Watchman), call (239) 624-4276.

Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation

Risks for Atrial Fibrillation • Advancing age • High blood pressure • Obesity • European ancestry • Diabetes • Heart failure • Ischemic heart disease

Benefits of the new second-gen Watchman FLX • Low major complication rate and high rate of effective left atrial appendage closure • 96.2% of patients able to discontinue blood thinner at 45-day follow-up • 98.8% of patients successfully implanted • No hemorrhagic strokes through 12 months of follow-up

• Palpitations (sensations of a racing,

uncomfortable, irregular heartbeat or a flip- flopping in your chest)

• Reduced ability to exercise • Lightheadedness • Weakness • Fatigue • Dizziness • Shortness of breath • Chest pain


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