Kettering Health Dayton's heart program received the highest possible rating for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgeries. The three-star rating places Kettering Health Dayton among the elite for heart bypass surgery in the United States and Canada.
As the leading cause of death in the U.S., heart disease doesn’t discriminate. But some communities are disproportionately affected.
When hiking in Gatlinburg, Tenn. in 2008, Paul Wroblewski experienced shortness of breath and struggled to keep going. He was recommended to a cardiologist after a stress test and underwent triple bypass surgery.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S. But few people understand why—or how to avoid becoming part of the statistic. Dr. Soumya Neravetla, cardiothoracic surgeon at Kettering Health, sees patients wrestling to understand this every day, and she wants to help educate people to improve their heart health.
Dr. Soumya Neravetla is Cardiothoracic Surgeon with Kettering Health. She discusses the risks of getting lung cancer and ways to prevent it.
The American Cancer Society estimated that in 2022 more than 130,000 people will die from lung cancer, close to the equivalent of the city of Dayton’s population (137,571 in 2021 census). Lung cancer deaths make up roughly 25% of all cancer deaths—more than breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined. It’s a staggering number of people. And it’s why Dr. Soumya Neravetla wants others to understand the risks of this disease, and to know the importance of getting screened.