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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…

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Donate Life: Be a Hero to Someone in Need

April is National Donate Life Month “The act of registering your decision to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor takes less than a minute. Your one action can serve as a lifesaving prism, transforming your decision into life and healing for more than 75 people, their families and their communities,” says David Fleming, President…

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Cut Carbs—Not Fat—to Save Your Heart

While we’ve long been told to lay off the fat, new studies support growing evidence that too many carbohydrates pose the real threat to heart health. Scientists have known for hundreds of years the heart is the engine of the body, but they’re still learning just how deadly the wrong fuel can be. Heart disease…

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Have a Heart: Donate Life

February 14th is National Donor Day This Valentine’s Day—and any day for that matter—is a great time to register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor! What better way to express love than to commit to saving and healing others? Today in the U.S. more than 114,000 people are in need of an organ transplant….

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You’ll Be Seeing Red this Month…Find Out Why

February is American Heart Month You may have noticed that you’ve seen a lot of people wearing red lately. Yes, Valentine’s day is just around the corner, but that’s not the only reason red will be a prominent color this month. American Heart Month, celebrated each year for the entire month of February, is a…

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