By Akers Editorial
Health Pros: Villages Cardiology Institute
He knows patients by heart
Renowned cardiologist Dr. Claudio Manubens joins Villages Cardiology Institute.
Most people take the simple act of walking for granted. For Brenda Jo Bogaz of The Villages, walking became downright torturous during the past 1.5 years.
“I couldn’t dance at any of the squares, I had trouble walking, and basically I couldn’t get around,” she recalls. “Both of my calves would burn; it felt like I was working out. When I pushed my 91-year-old mother around in a cart, I would have to stop because the pain was so bad.”
Having reached her pain limit, Brenda Jo made an appointment with Dr. Claudio Manubens, a cardiologist who recently joined Villages Cardiology Institute. Dr. Claudio diagnosed her with peripheral artery disease, a condition in which narrowed arteries caused reduced blood flow to her legs.
Brenda Jo underwent three stent placement surgeries to hold the artery open and restore proper blood flow. To say she is satisfied with Dr. Manubens is an understatement.
“I just love his personality and his bedside manner,” Brenda Jo says. “He took the necessary time to explain my condition and his treatment plan, and after the procedure he has called to check up on me. The surgeries were successful, and now my legs no longer hurt or burn. I’m truly enjoying life again thanks to Dr. Manubens.”
“He took the necessary time to explain my condition and his treatment plan, and after the procedure he has called to check up on me. The surgeries were successful, and now my legs no longer hurt or burn. I’m truly enjoying life again thanks to Dr. Manubens.”
Brenda Jo Bogaz of The Villages
Like Brenda Jo, countless other patients have received stellar results under the care of Dr. Manubens since he began practicing cardiology in 1995. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine from New York Medical College (Fifth Pathway). Dr. Manubens completed his residency at Penn State University and also his fellowship in Interventional Cardiology. He currently serves as chief of cardiology at AdventHealth Heart of Florida Hospital in Davenport.
He looks forward to establishing relationships with residents of The Villages and surrounding communities. Dr. Manubens understands that these residents desire to live active lifestyles, and he doesn’t want cardiovascular disease to keep them sidelined.
“My mission here in The Villages is to be proactive rather than reactive,” he says. “That means seeing patients on the same day because when it comes to the heart, time matters. If there is a problem with your heart, I’d rather fix it at 10 a.m. rather than 2 a.m. when it becomes a 911 emergency.”
Taking a proactive approach can also lower patients’ risk for suffering a first heart attack or stroke.
“I’m a believer that if something isn’t broken, it doesn’t need to be fixed,” Dr. Manubens says. “However, I also am a big believer that we don’t want to find any surprises. Preventive procedures like stress tests make sure you look as good on the inside as you do on the outside.”
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