Nearly 50 Joined Florida Hospital DeLand for Heart Health Seminar

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DELAND, Fla., March 13, 2017 On March 8, nearly 50 community members joined Florida Hospital DeLand for a physician-led seminar on heart health.

Florida Hospital DeLand interventional cardiologist Dr. Janak Bhavsar discussed innovations in cardiology over a complementary lunch.

At Florida Hospital DeLand, more than 80 percent of our cardiac catheterizations are performed transradially, meaning we access the heart via the radial artery, a blood vessel in the arm, instead of the femoral artery in the groin, said Bhavsar. This is much higher than the national average, which is closer to only 20 to 30 percent. The benefits of the transradial approach are vast, as patients experience more comfort with this less invasive approach and faster recovery times. In addition, these procedures are less costly and have a lower risk of complications.

About Florida Hospital DeLand

Florida Hospital DeLand is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. With 164-beds, Florida Hospital DeLand is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 923 beds and more than 6,000 employees. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region collectively contributed nearly $120 million in benefits in 2015 to the underprivileged, the community's overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements.

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