Heart Lung Vascular Institute

Heart Lung Vascular Institute

Our doctors discuss the importance of maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, information on diabetes management and new procedures.

Because the heart and lungs function in tandem to provide the body with essential nutrients and vitamins that can lower your risk of heart disease and heart failure it is important for them to stay healthy through screenings and a healhty lifestyle.

Medical Moment: Atrial Fibrillation
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James Cox, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, discusses a common, but treatable cardiac condition, Atrial Fibrillation. Dr. Cox will talk about what atrial fibrillation is, the risk factors associated and treatment options available. In this video Dr. Cox will answer the following questions: - What is atrial fibrillation? - What is the most concerning risk with atrial fibrillation? - What advanced treatments are available at UT Medical Center for atrial fibrillation? For more information about atrial fibrillation or other cardiac (heart) services available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970.
Medical Moment: Aortic Dissection
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Dr. Raymond Dieter, cardiothoracic surgeon, will discuss what aortic dissections are and how they are treated. In this video Dr. Dieter will answer the following questions: 1. What is a dissection? 2. Where do dissections occur most often? 3. What treatments are available for dissection? 4. Are there symptoms of a dissection? 5. Are there screening tests for dissection? For more information on heart, lung or vascular services available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit us at www.utmedicalcenter.org or contact the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970
Medical Moment: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
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Dr. Michael Freeman, vasular surgeon, discusses the risk factors, signs and symptoms aortic aneurysms. In this video, Dr. Freeman will answer the following questions: • What are the risk factors of developing an aortic aneurysm? • What are the signs and symptoms of developing an aortic aneurysm? • What screening tests are available to diagnose • What treatment options are available for aortic aneurysms? For more information about aortic aneurysms, vascular surgery or other services available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970
Medical Moment: Aortic Aneurysm
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Dr. Joshua Arnold, vasular surgeon, discusses the importance of recognizing symptoms and treatments available for aortic aneurysms. In this video, Dr. Arnold will answer the following questions: • What is an aortic aneurysm? • What is a ruptured aortic aneurysm? • What is the risk of death in a ruptured aneurysm? • What are the treatment options for an aortic aneurysm? For more information about aortic aneurysms, vascular surgery or other services available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970
Medical Moment: Lung Cancer
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Dr. J. Clay Callison, pulmonary medicine physician, discussed the types of lung cancers as well as treatment options that are currently available. In this Medical Moment, Dr. Callison will answer the following questions: What are the different types of lung cancer? Can lung cancer be prevented of detected early? How is lung cancer treated? For more information about pulmonary medicine, lung cancers or treatment options available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970
Medical Moment: Bronchial Thermoplasty
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Dr. Paul Branca, pulmonary medicine physician, talks about Bronchial Thermoplasty, a new procedure used as a treatment for asthma. In this video Dr. Branca will answer the following questions: • What is Bronchial Thermoplasty? • Who can have Bronchial Thermoplasty? • What would a patient expect during and after each treatment? • Do all hospital provide Bronchial Thermoplasty treatments? For more information about Bronchial Thermoplasty, asthma or any pulmonary (lung) services available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970.
Medical Moment: Robotic Surgery
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Dr. Wesley White, urologist, talks about robotic surgeries performed with the da Vinci surgical system. In this Medical Moment Dr. White will answer the following questions: What is robotic surgery? What conditions are treated with robotics? What are the advantages of robotics over traditional surgery? For more information about urologic services or robotic surgery options available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970 Video of the da Vinci Surgical System from Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
Medical Moment: Kidney Transplants
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Dr. Alex Cantafio, Transplant Specialist, talks about kidney transplants. In this video Dr. Cantafio will answer the following questions: • What does the human kidney do? • Where do the organs for transplant come from? • How does someone go about getting a kidney transplant? • How can someone become a living donor? • How is a kidney transplant done? • How long would a patient have to wait for a kidney? For more information about kidney transplant or the transplant services provided at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970
Medical Moment: Aortic Stenosis
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Dr. Dale Wortham, Cardiologist, discusses symptoms, diagnosis and treatments available for aortic stenosis. For more information on aortic stenosis or cardiology services available at UT Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970
Medical Moment: Cystic Fibrosis
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Dr. Bruce Ludwig, Pulmonology, discusses the symptoms, diagnosis and treatments available for Adult Cystic Fibrosis. For more information about Cystic Fibrosis or the Adult Cystic Fibrosis clinic, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970
Medical Moment: Diabetes
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Dr. Anthony Wilson, Family Medicine, discusses the symptoms, diagnosis and treatments available for patients that have Type I or Type II diabetes. For more information about Diabetes or Nutritional Counseling services at UT Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970
Medical Moment: ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's Disease)
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Dr. Randall Trudell, Neurologist, discusses the symptoms, diagnosis and treatments available for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. For more information about ALS or the Cole Neuroscience Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970
Medical Moment: Why is Controlling Blood Pressure so Important
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Dr. Bret Rogers, Cardiologists, explains why controlling ones blood pressure is so important.
Animation of Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) with the Alair® System
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The Alair® Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) System is the first device-based asthma treatment approved by the FDA and has been shown to help adults with severe asthma gain better control of their disease. BT uses a small, flexible tube (a bronchoscope), that is inserted through the mouth or nose and guided into the lungs. When the bronchoscope reaches the desired airway, a catheter applies controlled energy to the airway wall to reduce the amount of excess airway smooth muscle. A reduction of airway smooth muscle decreases the ability of the airways to constrict, thereby reducing the frequency of asthma attacks and improving patients quality of life. A typical BT treatment session lasts less than an hour to complete and a total of three treatment sessions is required to treat the entire lung.