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CAPE GAZETI, Friday, October 31 - November 6, 1997 - 35 Beebe approved to [ roviae cardiac cathertization The Delaware Health Resources Board unanimously approved an application by Beebe Medical Center to provide cardiac catheterization services at the Lewes hospital. Approval came during a meeting of the board on Thursday, Oct. 23. "We are extremely pleased and very excited with the board's de- cision," said Jeffrey M. Fried, president of Beebe Medical Cen- ter. "Cardiac catheterization is an important diagnostic tool that has been missing from our spectrum of cardiology services." Heart disease remains the lead- ing cause of death in Sussex County. The 1994 mortality rate for heart disease in Sussex County is 3.6 deaths per thousand popula- tion, which far exceeds the statewide average of 2.8 deaths per thousand. "Beebe's mission is to encour- age healthy living, prevent illness and restore optimal health to the people we serve," Fried comment- ed. "The addition of this important cardiology service expands our capability of helping people to live longer and healthier." Cardiac catheterization is the established standard for diagnos- ing coronary artery disease. It has become a commonplace proce- dure in community hospitals such as Beebe Medical Center. The hospital already offers a broad range of noninvasive diag- nostic cardiology procedures such as nuclear scanning, echocardio- Milford Memorial Milford Memorial Hospital will host a community cardi-opul- monary resuscitation (CPR) class on Thursday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 10 p,m. in room 207 of the Grier to host CPR class velopment Department at 302- 424-5709 for more information or to register. When the community is trained in performance of CPR, victims of Building, located-on Sussex AV: sudden death - from accident, in- enue in Milford. jury, heart disease or other heart Adult/Heart Saver CPR teaches "participants how to do CPR and the Heimlich maneuver for (:hok- ing. Participants will also learn how to reduce the risk of heart at- tack, how to recognize the signs of heat attack and how to call for as- sistance. All instructors are certi- fied by the American Heart Asso- ciation. Preregistration is required. The fee for the course is $5. Call Mil- ford Memorial's Training and De- _ and lung problems - have an in- creased chance of survival. The key is to have CPR done by by- standers, family members, neigh- bors, so that the Emergency Med- ical System (EMS) is activated as soon as possible. By recognizing victims of sud- den death early and the early acti- vation of the EMS by calling 911, a person has a much better chance of survival. CPR classes should be renewed at least once a year. grams, 24-hour Holter monitoring and noninvasive stress testing. For patients who have had a cardiac event, the cardiac rehabilitation program in the Baylis Rehabilita- tion Center helps patients to speed recovery. There were nearly 400 persons from Beebe Medical Center's pri- mary service area who underwent diagnostic cardiac catheterization last year at a facility outside Sus- sex County. Most of thgse proce- dures were performed at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salis- bury, Md., or Christiana Care Health System (formerly Medical Center of Delaware). "Within a few months, patients will be able to have their proce- dures performed safely and effec- tively at Beebe Medical Center, and thus avoid the inconvenience of having to travel to Salisbury or Christiana," Fried said. The early diagnosis of coronary stenosis also broadens the oppor- tunity for the consideration of nonsurgical procedures, such as angioplasty, stents or atherectomy in the appropriate tertiary-care fa- cility. The cardiac catheterization lab- oratory at Beebe Medical Center is expected to be functioning with- in the next fe months. 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