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We offer comprehensive cardiac evaluation for patients who may have chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, feel light headed, dizziness or blacking out. Sometimes patients are referred for cardiac evaluation because they have an abnormality on a diagnostic test such as an EKG or chest x-ray. Others may have had a heart murmur detected during a physical examination. After a full examination by a cardiologists, imaging procedures may be needed for further diagnosis. At Lenoir Memorial we offer Echocardiogram, nuclear stress test, diagnostic cardiac catheterization, CT cans, and MRI of the heart. Ambulatory monitoring of heart rhythm problems is available for patients being monitored for possible arrhythmia. Therapeutic cardiac procedures including pacemakers and internal defibrillators are available for patients who have been diagnosed with conditions warranting this type of procedures such as severe bradycardia and ventricular tachycardia. Cardiac patients are encouraged to discuss the Cardiac Rehab program offered through the Minges Wellness Center with their physician. This program can be a integral part to successfully recovering from heart related health problems.

Cardiac Catheterization Staff

Improved Catheterization Services

In 2013 Lenoir Memorial moved Cardiac Catheterization services to a larger space in the operating room and upgraded Cardiac Cath equipment and services. Also, through a partnership with Vidant Health, heart stenting procedures began. Cardiac catheterizations have been done at Lenoir Memorial for a long time but patients needing heart stents had to travel to another facility to have the stent placed. The cardiac catheterization team assembled to provide this service to our patients has over 130 years of collective experience. The team, led by co-medical directors Dr. Pradeep S. Arumugham and Dr. Alan Kirollos, offer patients the best possible care. Sometimes during a heart catheterization, the physician realizes that patients need a heart stents. Now, Lenoir Memorial can provide this service as opposed to transporting patients to another facility. At Lenoir Memorial patients receiving stents are a high priority and for that reason, prior to any cardiac stent procedure stent procedure, we will contact the East Carolina Heart Institute at Vidant Medical Center and inform them that we are placing a stent. Only in a very rare occasion do patients have to be transported to the Heart Institute for additional surgery. But in the event transporting is necessary, we have procedures in place to safely and efficiently transport patients and get them the care that they need. Find out more by visiting https://www.vidanthealth.com/heartpartners/.

For more information on Lenoir Memorial heart services go to www.lenoirheart.org

 
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Health Needs Assessment

Lenoir County Health Department and Lenoir Memorial Hospital are conducting a county-wide health assessment. Your opinions about our community are important to us. Please complete the 2014 Community Health Assessment survey located at this link  https;//docs.google.com/forms/d/1aAOrM2yYy9LUs7uhbpQY8H3Ckxdizx6xL7dG02zRjw0/viewform?usp=send_form

 

 

 

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Farmers Market pre-ordered deliveries at LMH

Join Chelsea Sutton from Natures Touch Farm in LaGrange as she explains the pre-order process and describes products available from local farmers that will make access to fresh, local, and organic options easy for pick up at LMH.  Pre-order online every other week for pick up on alternate Tuesdays outside the Minges Wellness Center.  Pre-ordering online opens July 14.  Information session are on July7 and July 10 at 1 p.m. at the Minges Wellness Center in studio A.

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Lenoir Memorial receives $282,898 grant from The Duke Endowment

Lenoir Memorial has received a $282,898 grant from The Duke Endowment to fund the development of a primary stroke center.  The grant will be used to develop a comprehensive program that will stabilize the treatment stroke patients including initial acute care.  Program components will include prevention, treatment, and post-care follow-up.  Constance Hengel, director of Community Programming and Development states, "Death rates from stroke in eastern NC are among the highest in the state and the nation so better stroke outcomes are the goal in this intervention.  Rapid recognition of stroke and reduction of time from event to treatment will be a major focus in the project. Time is brain and every minute counts for someone having a stroke.  Our hope is to help the community becomes more aware of stroke symptoms and improved recognition and time for getting affected residents to our hospital quickly so we can provide rapid treatment."

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T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is an effective way to manage weight control. There is a nominal fee to join TOPS.  Patricia Wyrick is the facilitator for Wednesday mornings and may be reached at 252-523-5391.  These meetings are held from 9 am - 10:30 am in the Neuse Room at Lenoir Memorial (enter through the Minges Wellness Center entrance).  Wayne Seymour is the facilitator for Monday nights and may be reached at 252-569-1681.  These meetings are held from 7 pm - 8 pm in the Lenoir Memorial auditorium which is located on the lower level.

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Take Off Pounds Sensibly T.O.P.S.

This support group focuses on how to be successful losing weight and keeping the pounds off.  There are two groups that meet at Lenoir Memorial.  On Wednesday mornings meetings are held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Neuse Room located on the lower level at Lenoir Memorial.  Pat Wyrick is the facilitator and may be reached at 252-523-5391.  On Monday nights meetings are held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the hospital auditorium on the lower level with Wayne Seymour facilitating.  He may be reached at 252-569-1681.  Call either facilitor if you have questions.

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Sinus and allergy problems

Ask the expert - Join Dr. Barbara Goheen for expert advice on dealing with your allergies and sinus problems. Free to the public no registration required. 

The painful symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis can be overwhelming.  If symptoms are difficult to control with medications alone, seeing a specialist may help you to determine the best course of treatment. If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to antibiotics you may be a candidate for surgery.  Your surgeon now has a less invasive option that is clinically proven to be safe and effective.   Dr. Goheen is an ear, nose, and throat specialist at Kinston Head and Neck Physicians and surgeons, PA

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Beginner’s Shag lessons

You're never too old to dance!  Nora Parker will be teaching Beginner's Shag on six Friday nights this fall.  The classes begin on October 3, will not meet on October 31, and will finish on November 14.  The cost os $50 per couple and you must register with a partner.  Advanced registration and payment required call 252-522-7014.

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Exacting Excellent Energies in Kids - tips for parenting the elementary age child

Parents with elementary age children often wonder, why do they do that?  Where did the day go?  How do I get more structure and schedule to help provide balance in the school/home life?  Gain information about techniques that can help provide harmony when demands begin to get hectic.  Learn techniques to solicit information from your child and put planning in place to work smarter as a family.  Lasting relationships deserve a strong foundation and staying positive is essential.  Set the example!

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Challenging Child Behaviors

Children up to 5 years old present new parents with many issues: ages and stages, sibling conflicts, parenting conflict, consistent discipline parameters and safety issues.  Gain information on strategies to cope and set early behavior expectations that will assist families with peace and guidance as they start out with young children.  Set up your family unit with determination and goals.  They are worth it!!

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Get Your Rear in Gear! - Dec 6

This free clinic is for men & women age 40 and up who have never been screened for or had colorectal cancer. The clinic will be led by members of the WellAware team and the Lenoir Memorial Gastro staff. This screening is funded in part by a grant from Get Your Rear in Gear-Kinston and the Lenoir Memorial Foundation. Call 522-7014 to complete required registration.  Enter through the Minges Wellness Center to easily access the Neuse Room.

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