St. Thomas Health Adds New Physician and Defibrillators

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The Saint Thomas Rutherford Heart Failure Clinic welcomes Dr. Matthew deShazo. In addition, they donated over $9,000 to put defibrillators in neighboring Cannon County schools.

Saint Thomas Rutherford Heart Failure Clinic

Matthew deShazo, M.D., MPH, has joined the Saint Thomas Rutherford Heart Failure Clinic as a specialist in advanced heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and transplant cardiology. Dr. deShazo joins the two Saint Thomas Health Heart Failure Clinics from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he was Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. Dr. deShazo is accredited in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology, cardiovascular disease and general internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.


Dr. deShazo is a clinical researcher with multiple ongoing cardiac-related research studies; in addition, he publishes and speaks frequently on a variety of cardiac-related topics, including pulmonary hypertension and acute heart failure.

In addition to his work in Murfreesboro, he will also serve Saint Thomas West Heart in Nashville.


Gift of Defibrillators for Cannon County Schools

And in neighboring Cannon County, Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital in Woodbury has donated $9,095 to the Cannon County Board of Education to fund the purchase of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and additional cardio-pulmonary resuscitation educational equipment for every school in the district. AEDs are portable electronic devices that automatically diagnose life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia and allow on-the-spot treatment through defibrillation to allow the heart to re-establish an effective rhythm. Cannon County schools serve approximately 2,100 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

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