Heart Health

In The Moment ... May 31, 2018 Show 348 Hour 2

Statistics show that 1 in every 4 deaths are related to heart disease. That's about 610,000 people annually. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women. Joining us to talk about this is the Prairie Doc, Dr. Richard Holm.

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Cardiologists in Rapid City are using a new pacemaker that is fully implanted inside a person’s heart. The FDA only recently approved the technology. Doctor Kelly Airey with Rapid City Regional Hospital performed the first procedure to place the pacemaker.  Her patient is impressed.

Paul Baldwin has had two traditional pacemakers to normalize and regulate his heartbeat. When his latest device’s battery was up for replacement, he talked with Dr. Kelly Airey about his options. Baldwin says she recommended a tiny pacemaker that’s self-contained within his heart.