Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute
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Benefit Concert for Typhoon Haiyan Victims - Dec. 14, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan Benefit Concert Flyer1

Children of the Storm in cooperation with the City of Port St. Lucie is proud to present a Benefit Concert for Typhoon Haiyan Victims from the Philippines on Dec. 14th from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 and will benefit victims of the storm. 

The concert will be held at the South County Regional Stadium in front of St. Lucie Mets Stadium and will feature the following:

  • Bands from all of Florida
  • Food Truck invasion
  • Fun Run 
  • Entertainers from Filipino-American communities

The Fun Run is sponsored by the Treasure Coast Healthcare System (Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and St. Lucie Medical Center) and will begin at 11 a.m. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and is $20 per person and a max of $50 per family. The registration form is below.

We hope to see you there!

Fun Run Registriation Form

What Is Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting?

What Is Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting?

The heart is responsible for pumping blood to the rest of the body. If the heart itself cannot get enough blood, it can result in severe health complications. Coronary artery bypass grafting is a procedure that can improve blood flow to the heart. Atherosclerosis is a common reason why the heart might not get the blood it needs. This condition develops as a result of excessive fat and cholesterol in the arteries, which hampers the arteries’ ability to send blood to the heart. Coronary artery bypass grafting circumvents this problem by grafting another blood vessel that can facilitate the flow of blood in the heart. This can bolster heart function and increase overall cardiovascular health.

Are you a candidate for coronary artery bypass grafting? Call Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce at (772) 461-4000 for more information on this treatment option and who might be a good candidate. The representatives at our Heart Institute can evaluate your existing heart issues and determine whether this procedure can alleviate your cardiovascular concerns.

Preparing for an Echocardiogram

Lawnwood Regional Medical Center uses a range of diagnostic procedures that can help our doctors better assess the needs of our patients. If you have a heart problem, our team of cardiovascular experts might recommend that you undergo an echocardiogram. This noninvasive procedure allows your doctor to view your heart function with the use of sound waves. 

Preparing for an Echocardiogram - LRMC

Why might you need an echocardiogram?

Any number of conditions might prompt your physician to order an echocardiogram. For instance, if he notices a heart murmur, he might request an echocardiogram to see what is causing it. If he suspects that you have an infection, an echocardiogram could confirm its presence. In certain cases, an echocardiogram can also aid in the assessment and treatment of heart conditions. This procedure can be particularly useful for determining the extent of stroke or heart attack damage.

What can you expect during the procedure?

Getting an echocardiogram is typically a painless procedure. The devices used to transmit sound waves and produce images are placed directly on the skin of your chest. In some cases, the individual administering your echocardiogram might introduce a contrast dye into your arteries so that the echocardiogram can provide better images of your heart. Some echocardiograms might also require the use of a small scope. This scope can help capture images of the heart when introduced into the esophagus.

How can an echocardiogram assist your physician?

Your doctor can only ascertain a partial assessment of your heart condition without actually seeing how the heart is working. An echocardiogram can bring to light new information about your condition, confirm existing assumptions regarding your cardiovascular needs, or refute previous speculations.

At Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce, we make it a priority to put our patients at ease. If you have concerns about your upcoming echocardiogram procedure, consult your physician or call us at (772) 461-4000. You can also visit our website to view additional information about this noninvasive process. 

What Are the Symptoms of Stroke?

For each minute a stroke goes untreated, the person experiencing it can suffer significant brain damage. That is why becoming familiar with the signs of stroke is important.

This video goes over the symptoms that typically develop when a person is having a stroke. Partial body paralysis is one common sign. When a stroke occurs, it can render someone unable to speak or see as well. Even a bout of dizziness or severe head pain can be a warning sign that a stroke is happening. Because of its detrimental effects on brain function, immediate emergency care is required in the event of a stroke.

Would you like to learn more about the symptoms of stroke? Call Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, a Primary Stroke Center, in Fort Pierce at (772) 461-4000 to speak with a representative about how to recognize this condition.

HCA Supports the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts

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HCA will donate up to $200,000 to the American Red Cross for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines.

The company is donating $100,000 to the Red Cross and will provide up to an additional $100,000 to match employee contributions to help the people of the Philippines. To make a match-eligible donation to the Red Cross for Typhoon Haiyan relief, please click here. HCA will provide dollar-for-dollar matching for gifts between $10 and $500 made at this site.

“Our hearts go out to the people of the Philippines and to our employees who have family members there,” said HCA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Bracken. “This donation on behalf of our employees is a natural extension of HCA’s mission, which is carried out every day by our nurses, physicians and other colleagues who have dedicated their lives to caring for others.”

In addition, the HCA Hope Fund is supporting the travel, burial and rebuilding needs of employees and their families affected by Typhoon Haiyan. To apply for assistance, employees should visit and click on the “apply now” button. Established in 2005 to allow employees to help colleagues in need, the HCA Hope Fund provides assistance to HCA employees who have experienced disaster, illness, injury, domestic violence, and other situations. So far this year, the HCA Hope Fund has given $1.9 million to help more than 1,200 HCA employees and their families.

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