Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Heart, Heart Rhythm Center

Why are my nail beds blue?

Fingernails are good for scratching itches, but they are also a window into your health. If the skin under your fingernails has a blue or purple tinge, you might need to see a health care provider or a heart specialist. Why are my nails blue? The medical term for blue nail beds is cyanosis. Cyanosis…

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Heart, Heart Rhythm Center, Sports Health

Commotio cordis is triggered by a unique sequence of events

Commotio cordis causes the heart to stop beating after taking a blow to a specific spot on the chest from a hard object striking at a precise time during the heartbeat, according to a heart rhythm specialist at Norton Heart & Vascular Institute. “It’s very rare because of all of these things that have to…

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COVID19, Heart, Heart Rhythm Center, Telehealth

Visit the cardiologist from your living room

You may be practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, but what if you have a heart condition that needs to be monitored? The answer is in telehealth. One area that has gotten quickly up to speed on remote visits is the Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Heart Rhythm Center led by Kent E. Morris,…

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Atrial Fibrillation, Electrophysiology, Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Heart, Heart Rhythm Center, News

Cardiac electrophysiologist has heart-care roots

You could say that for Sofya Kuznetsov, M.D., cardiology is in her blood. Her mother was a cardiologist in her native Russia. “I saw how grateful her patients were. Some of them became her lifelong friends,” said Dr. Kuznetsov, a cardiac electrophysiologist with Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Heart Rhythm Center. As an electrophysiologist, Dr….

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