Wooster Community Hospital has named Darryl Manley, Rt(R), the Manager of Cardiovascular Services. Darryl, who has been the Manager of the Special Procedures and Cath Lab, will continue to hold that responsibility and will now also have management of Cardiovascular Services and Cardiac Rehabilitation.
A Radiology Technologist, Darryl has been a part of the Wooster Community Hospital staff since 2001. He holds an AD in Radiologic Technology from Marian Technical College, and both an AD in Science and a BS in Allied Health Professionals from The Ohio State University.
Q. My doctor says that I will recover much faster from my recent heart bypass surgery if I enter a cardiac rehabilitation program. Why should I bother doing cardiac rehab?
A. Even though your surgery created bypasses around the blocked arteries in your heart the disease process that led to those blockages can continue. Those bypass grafts are more likely to stay open if you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
A: ECP therapy (external counterpulsation therapy) is an alternative to treating blocked coronary arteries that does not involve surgery. This non-invasive procedure can help someone who suffers from chronic chest pain. During an ECP treatment the patient lies on an exam table while a series of three blood pressure cuffs wrapped around each leg is inflated and deflated in time with the patient’s heartbeat. When the heart is relaxed between heartbeats the cuffs are inflated which squeezes blood toward the heart and increases the amount of blood flow into the cor
Wooster Community Hospital has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in Echocardiography in the area of Adult Transthoracic, Adult Transesophageal and Adult Stress by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).
Q: I've heart that exercising in the heat can be bad for my heart. Should I stop exercising during the summer?
A: The temperature has been high and many of us are enjoying outdoor activities including lawn care and exercise. As with most things in life, moderation and common sense should prevail as the temperature rises.
Our bodies have the ability to adapt to warm temperatures in two ways. First, blood vessels next to our skin dilate to send more blood flow to the surface of our bodies where the skin is cooler.
Q: I've heard that women have different symptoms and are at a higher risk of dying of a heart attack then men. What are the symptoms?
A: In the United States 1 in 4 women will die of heart disease. Coronary heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women yet women often seek medical care later than men because they do not recognize their symptoms as serious or they are not accurately diagnosed by their doctors. Heart disease also tends to develop later in women possibly due to a drop in estrogen levels.
Q. Does a stroke affect the heart? A. Not directly. The heart uses blood vessels just like the brain, but some heart conditions can cause small clots to form possibly traveling to the brain. A stroke or “Brain Attack” is a type of vascular disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. A stroke occurs when an artery that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain bursts or (more commonly) becomes blocked by a clot. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the oxygen and nutrients it needs, so it starts to die.