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HeartBeats: Shipley Cardiothoracic Center Podcasts

Welcome to HeartBeats: Shipley Cardiothoracic Centers Podcast

HeartBeats is an educational series dedicated to providing our patients and the community with information and education about our Cardiothoracic Surgery program, Lee Health and matters affecting your health.

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  • HeartBeats Episode 16: Shipley Scholars Program Benefits FGCU

    Shipley Scholars Program has donated $150,000 to FGCU bioengineering students to not only help with tuition but also help support the students’ professional development through conferences, travel, internships, and other opportunities. Listen in on how this scholarship will affect the lives of FGCU students and how this new Scholars program will affect our community.

  • HeartBeats Episode 15: SW Florida’s Newest Heart Hero - David Cervantes, MD, Ph.D

    From a small town in Iowa, Dr. Cervantes had a dream to pursue law. That quickly changed when he discovered his passion for science which led him to complete his MD and Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Fresh out of his fellowship at Emory, Dr. Cervantes begins his tenure here at Shipley Cardiothoracic Center and we couldn't be happier to have him on our team.

  • HeartBeats Episode 14: Patient Story - I Survived Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer survivor, Mike Caggiano joins our host to share his story about his life-saving procedure.

  • HeartBeats Episode 13: Women and Violence

    Dr. Paul Simeone, Vice President and Medical Director of Behavioral and Mental Health joins our host to discuss the tough topic of domestic violence and his professional opinion on what constitutes violence against women.

  • HeartBeats Episode 12: Nurse Navigator: Navigating the Patient Experience

    Joining our host today is Heidi Shoriak, System Director for Community Care Outreach for Innovatus Care Solutions and Mikaela Smith, Nurse Navigator and Structural Heart Coordinator for Shipley Cardiothoracic Center, to discuss the new Nurse Navigator program at Lee Health and the impact this will have on a patient journey through the healthcare system.

  • HeartBeats Episode 11: SW Florida’s Best Kept Secret

    Lee Health's Chief Officer of Hospital Operations and Women and Children's Services, Armando Llechu joins Dr.Paul DiGiorgi to discuss what the future holds for CT Surgery and the impact it has on our community.

  • HeartBeats Episode 10: Leading Through Adversity

    Lee Health's Chief Medical Officer of Population and Physician Services, Dr. Vanket Prasad, joins our host, Cathy Murtagh-Schaffer to discuss leadership in the face of adversity.

  • HeartBeats Episode 9: Women in Leadership

    Join in as Lee Health's Chief Officer of Population Health and Physician Services, Kristine Fay, speaks about her journey to the C Suite and her advice for women seeking leadership positions.

  • HeartBeats Episode 8: Innovatus Health

    Dr. Marilyn Kole, Vice President of Clinical Performance and Medical Director of Innovatus Health, joins us to discuss the value of a new program Lee Health has initiated. Innovatus Health is a group of healthcare providers working together to improve health outcomes and patient experience while reducing cost.

  • HeartBeats Episode 7: The Future of Healthcare

    Lee Health's Chief Operating Officer, Scott Nygaard joins Dr. Brian Hummel and our host, Cathy Murtaugh-Shaffer to discuss what the future of healthcare will look like in the near and distant future.

  • HeartBeats Episode 6: Heart Valve Disease

    is Dr. Hummel discusses the various diseases of the heart valves and their treatment.

  • HeartBeats Episode 5: Minimally Invasive Surgery

    Dr. DeFrain discusses the multiple minimally invasive surgical modalities available to the Shipley Cardiothoracic team.

  • HeartBeats Episode 4: Clinical Research Trials at Shipley

    Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Brian Hummel and Research Nurse Michelle Deckard, discusses the impact of clinical trials on medicine.

  • HeartBeats Episode 3: Impella/Aortic Balloon Pump

    Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Randall Buss, describes the use of two life-saving devices in heart surgery.

  • HeartBeats Episode 2: Atrial Fibrillation (Part 2) Surgical Treatment for Afib

    Join and listen as Dr. Paul DiGiorgi discusses the surgical management of atrial fibrillation in this second part of our afib series.

  • HeartBeats Episode 1: Atrial Fibrillation (Part 1)

    The first of a two-part series on atrial fibrillation with cardiothoracic surgeon Dr.Paul DiGiorgi, our expert in the surgical management of atrial fibrillation.