New Manager of Cardiovascular Services

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: I have heard of a treatment called ECP therapy, what is it?

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 coronary arteries.  When the

Coordinator, Cardiac Rehabilitation

Does a stroke affect the heart?

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.

Critical Care Nurse Specialist