Saint Luke's Newsroom

KMBC: Athletes with COVID-19 at lower risk for heart damage than first thought
KMBC talked to Dr. Anthony Magalski about the new findings and what athletes with COVID-19 should do before returning to play.
KCTV: Family of COVID-19 patient offers hope to others battling deadly virus
KCTV shares the story of one local man's road to recovery at Saint Luke's Hospital as he gets ready to head home to his family.
KCTV: Doctors find iPhone 12 magnets can interfere with pacemakers, defibrillators
KCTV talked to Dr. Sanjaya Gupta about the issue with the new phone's powerful magnet and what patients should do.
KSHB: Doctors say several factors led to drop in KC-area COVID-19 cases, testing
KSHB talked to Dr. Sarah Boyd about reasons why COVID-19 cases and testing numbers are down.
FOX4: Hoping to help sickest COVID patients, metro woman has donated plasma 11 times since recovery
FOX4 talked to Dr. Lowell Tilzer about when convalescent plasma can be helpful to patients with COVID-19.
MedwireNews: Direct ‘decongestion’ effect shown for empagliflozin in HF
MedwireNews explains the findings of the randomized EMBRACE-HF trial by Dr. Mikhail Kosiborod and his colleagues.
Heart Transplant Recipient Earns Black Belt 
When Shannon Clarke, a 48-year-old, retired police officer, received a heart from Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, he had no idea just how transformational it would be. 
Health News You Can Use: New Treatments for Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation - or AFib - is becoming more common among people in the U.S. Left untreated, AFib can lead to serious health complications.
KSHB: Doctors warn iPhone 12 magnets may disable implantable defibrillators, pacemakers
KSHB talked to Dr. Sanjaya Gupta about what people with implantable medical devices should know about strong magnets in the iPhone 12.