Hospital gets green light for angioplasties
Patients living in north Pinellas and south Pasco counties can now get state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease without traveling far from home. Mease Countryside Hospital has been given permission by the state of Florida to perform elective percutaneous coronary intervention — a minimally invasive heart procedure also known as an angioplasty. Coronary angioplasty is a non-surgical procedure that relieves narrowing and obstruction of the arteries to the muscle of the heart. The Mease Countryside cardiac care team is experienced in interventional cardiology with its cardiac catheterization and emergency angioplasty services. The hospital began providing emergency angioplasties in 2007 to patients experiencing the most critical type of heart attack. For more information, call (727) 725-6111.
Forget the roses, visit the museum
For a different kind of Valentine's Day, consider Hearts and Flowers at the Safford House Museum tonight at 7:30 in Tarpon Springs. Enjoy music, history and romance at the museum. Tickets are $15 and $13. For more information, call (727) 942-5605 or visit www. tarponarts.org.
Recycle your glass at Public Works
Residents can now recycle glass at the Public Works Complex, 1200 Railroad Ave., Safety Harbor. Metal lids should be removed before glass is placed into the recycling container. Although the city offers curbside pickup of mixed paper, cardboard, newspaper, aluminum cans and plastic bottles, glass cannot be recycled at the curb and must be placed into the container at Public Works. For information, call 724-1550 or visit www.cityofsafety harbor.com.
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