November is National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes, a disease that affects one in ten Americans — that’s more than 30 million people. To add to that, approximately 84 million adults in the US are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The…

Dr. Michael Casciello Successfully Implants the Micra Pacemaker in CCHC Patient

On June 4, 2019, Dr. Michael Casciello of CCHC Heart and Vascular Specialists implanted the first Micra Pacemaker in New Bern, NC. Permanent pacemakers have served both patients and physicians well for over 60 years.  Until now, they utilized insulated wires, called “leads,” that connect the pulse generator and the muscles of the heart. The…

Know the Warning Signs to Stop a Heart Attack in its Tracks

Recognizing a heart attack when it happens is not always easy. We’ve all seen TV shows or movies where a character has a heart attack: In most scenarios, he suddenly clutches his chest—a look of pain on his face—and falls to the ground in agony. It’s not surprising that most Americans think this is how…