Miniature, Wireless Monitor Provides Long-Term Remote Monitoring to Help Physicians Diagnose and Monitor Irregular Heartbeats
CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio, March 9, 2014 - Lake Health is the first health system in Northeast Ohio to implant the world’s smallest cardiac monitor. Lake Health electrophysiologist Robert Goldstein, MD, implanted the Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) in 81-year-old Mentor resident Arthur Holan on February 25. The wireless device, which continuously monitors and records heart rhythms, will help diagnose the cause of Holan's unexplained fainting.
Lake Health patient in remission following surgery, 55 pounds lost and counting
Days after undergoing gastric bypass surgery with Dr. Aviv Ben-Meir at Lake Health, Julie Kalina-Hammond’s insulin dependent type 2 diabetes was in remission—her blood sugar at a normal level without medication. Today, nearly four months after her bariatric procedure, the Painesville resident has shed more than 55 pounds, and is off all medications including those for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The surgery also resolved her sleep apnea—a condition that had required her to wear a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask every night.
“It’s been a remarkable, life-changing transformation,” said Kalina-Hammond, 45, a social worker at Beacon Health and treatment manager for the Lake County Mental Health Court. “Having bariatric surgery is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I feel great and have so much energy. I’m more self-confident and, most importantly, I’m on track to living a long and healthy life.”