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    Why You Should Choose Aventura Hospital and Medical Center for Your Cardiac Health Needs

    Last updated 6 days ago

    Heart attacks can occur because of cardiovascular disease. If you experience a heart attack, the heart experts at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center can effectively attend to your health needs.

    This video highlights the benefits of receiving cardiac care at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. For one, our hospital offers comprehensive help. When first responders arrive to assist you, they can immediately inform our staff of your condition so that we can prepare for your arrival. Two, our hospital provides swift cardiac care. Upon entering our ER department, you can receive appropriate STEMI care in less than an hour to open the artery causing the heart attack.

    Learn more about the comprehensive array of heart and vascular services that Aventura Hospital and Medical Center provides for Miami residents. Call us today at (305) 921-0492.

    Get the Facts About Alcohol Abuse

    Last updated 8 days ago

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, alcohol abuse kills 79,000 people each year. It is the third leading lifestyle-related cause of death in the United States. At any given time, up to 40 percent of the hospital beds in the U.S., excluding maternity beds and ICU beds, are taken up by people recovering from alcohol-related illnesses. How do you know if you or someone you love has a problem with alcohol use? In honor of April’s Alcohol Awareness Month, here are the facts you need to know.

    What Is Alcoholism?

    Alcoholism is a disease with four components. One is an intense craving for alcohol.  Loss of control when drinking and physical dependence on alcohol are also symptoms: people dealing with alcoholism can’t stop drinking once they start, and when they do try to stop, they experience physical withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, and anxiety. Finally, alcoholism is marked by an increase tolerance for alcohol and the need to consume ever-greater quantities of alcohol to achieve the desired effect.

    Are Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse the Same Things?

    Alcohol abuse is a major risk factor for developing alcoholism. People who abuse alcohol usually still have some control over their drinking but often engage in self-destructive behaviors because of their alcohol use. If you neglect responsibilities because of drinking, use alcohol in dangerous situations, or continue drinking despite legal and relationship problems associated with alcohol use, you could be abusing alcohol. Talk to your doctor now before your abuse turns into alcoholism.

    What Are the Health Dangers of Heavy Drinking?

    Both alcoholics and people who abuse alcohol face a long list of health issues. Neurological, cardiovascular, psychiatric, and gastrointestinal problems are all possible. Alcohol use is linked to several different kinds of cancers and can cause severe liver damage.

    The behavior health specialists at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center can help patients overcome their dependence on alcohol. We provide both inpatient and outpatient care programs, depending on patients’ needs. Our North Miami Beach hospital offers a comprehensive range of medical services, including an emergency room, orthopedic unit, and robotic surgery. Find out more by calling (305) 921-0492. 

    The Future of Surgery at AHMC

    Last updated 20 days ago

    What if surgery could be less invasive and more precise? What if recovery times could be faster, and patients could get better with less pain? At AHMC, it can be, thanks to our robotic surgery system.

    Watch this video to find out how our robotic surgery team is improving outcomes for patients undergoing gynecological procedures. With the da Vinci system, our surgeons can minimize the incisions they need to make during surgery and increase the precision of their movements. As a result, patients have less pain after surgery, and recovery comes faster.

    Robotic surgery is just one example of the cutting-edge care you can expect from Aventura Hospital & Medical Center. To find out about the medical services at our North Miami Beach hospital, please call (305) 921-0492. 

    One Heart Attack Survivor's Incredible Story

    Last updated 22 days ago

    According to the Heart Foundation, 920,000 Americans experience a heart attack each year. Behind each of these heart attacks is story. In this video, you’ll hear from one survivor who got through her heart attack thanks to innovative treatments at Aventura Hospital & Medical Center.

    Karen Henderson’s heart attack started after chasing a shoplifter at work. Before she received treatment, her heart stopped three separate times. Fast-thinking Aventura Hospital doctors used a new device called an Arctic Sun machine to cool Karen’s body temperature to help preserve brain tissue while they treated her heart. After making a full recovery, Karen’s mission is to share her story of survival.

    The Aventura Center for Cardiac and Vascular Medicine at Aventura Hospital & Medical Center provides cutting-edge care for a range of heart and vascular issues. Make an appointment and learn more about the services in our North Miami hospital by calling (305) 921-0492. 

    Exploring Myths About Drug Abuse and Addiction

    Last updated 26 days ago

    Drug abuse and addiction can be difficult subjects to address, but knowing the difference between common myths and the truth can help. Understanding the reality of drug abuse and addiction is the first step in knowing when you or a family member may need help. Aventura Hospital and Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Services is here to help those in our community understand and treat addiction to restore health and quality of life.

    Addiction Affects Everyone the Same Way

    Drug abuse and addiction are extremely personal diseases. Thus, addiction does not affect every individual in the same way. While most people will eventually experience addiction when they use drugs on a regular basis, some individuals do not develop the same dependence. To achieve success, drug addiction and abuse must be treated on a case-by-case basis to determine the underlying cause of the problem and the best treatment option. Factors such as mental health, lifestyle choices, work or school environment, and the type of drug use can all play a role in addiction and its treatment.

    Overcoming Addiction Just Takes Willpower

    One of the most common and dangerous myths surrounding drug abuse and addiction is the idea that overcoming addiction simply takes willpower. Along the same lines, many people believe that if willpower is not enough to overcome addiction, then there is no treatment that will help. However, both of these ideas are myths. In fact, drug use often leads to both physical and mental dependency on the chemicals in the drug and the reaction they create. Overcoming this addiction takes hospital care and behavioral counseling to address both physical and mental dependency.

    With the right help and guidance, drug abuse and addiction can be overcome. Aventura Hospital and Medical Center’s Sunrise Palms facility offers personalized, supportive, and professional treatment for drug abuse, anxiety disorders, depression, and more in North Miami Beach and the surrounding areas. You can reach us today for a physician referral by calling (305) 921-0492 or clicking through our website. 


The materials provided are intended for informational purposes only. You should contact your doctor for medical advice. Use of and access to this website or other materials do not create a physician-patient relationship. The opinions expressed through this website are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the hospital, medical staff, or any individual physician or other healthcare professional.
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