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Baptist Cardiovascular Services Introduces New Technology for Congestive Heart Failure Treatment
Date:11/23/2009

is in excess of $28 billion in the United States. Due to prolonged hospitalizations and high readmission rates, many hospitals often lose more than $1,000 for each heart failure admission.

“With the implementation of this new treatment protocol, we are able to reduce the time it takes to treat heart failure patients,” said Cardiologist James Warnock, MD with Jackson Heart Clinic, P.A. The faster we’re able to get the patients breathing easier, the better their outcomes and the more quickly they get home to their families.

The use of Aquadex FlexFlow can help Baptist patients with fluid overload breath easier and decrease length of stay. Dr. Warnock added, “We are hopeful that this therapy will also reduce the chance that a patient will come back to the hospital with the same problem."

About Baptist Health Systems
Baptist Health Systems is the parent company of Baptist Medical Center, The Mississippi Hospital for Restorative Care and a number of related healthcare services and programs. For over 100 years, Baptist Medical Center has served Mississippi and the surrounding states as a Christian-based, non-profit comprehensive medical Center.

From its beginnings in 1908, Baptist has grown to include a medical center providing comprehensive services for people in every stage of life. The 500+ members of Baptist’s medical staff represent more than 85 medical specialties.

Baptist Medical Center has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval ™ and has achieved Disease-Specific Care Certification from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) in the areas of cancer services, acute coronary syndrome and outpatient diabetes. Additionally, Baptist was the first organization in the United States to earn this distinction for an entire cancer program.

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