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SPRINGFIELD – Baystate Medical Center will hold its popular annual Heart and Vascular Health Lecture Series during the month of February beginning with a look at “Cardiac Testing and Imaging” on Sunday, Feb. 5.
The Heart and Vascular Health Lecture Series, presented by the Baystate Heart & Vascular Program as part of American Heart Month, will focus on presentations designed to assist participants in learning how they can maintain or improve their heart and vascular health.
Interventional cardiologist Dr. Steven B. Weinsier of Baystate Medical Practice – Northampton Cardiology will present the first of four free seminars at Baystate Health’s Education Center at 361 Whitney Ave. in Holyoke. His presentation will focus on tests and procedures available to help determine if a person has cardiovascular disease, the type of disease, its severity, and the most effective treatment methods.
All lectures will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. at 361 Whitney Ave. in Holyoke.
The free lectures will continue with “Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death” on Feb. 12, featuring Dr. Mathias L. Stonescu, a cardiac electrophysiologist with Baystate Cardiology, and on Feb. 19 with “The Latest Advances in the Treatment of Acute Heart Attack,” presented by Dr. J. Mark Peterman, FSCAI, FACC, director, Baystate Regional Heart Attack Program. The series will conclude on Feb. 26 with “Cardiac Surgery Today,” presented by Dr. John Rousou, chief, Cardiac Surgery, Baystate Medical Center. His in-depth discussion will focus on the wide spectrum of cardiac surgical operations for adult-acquired and congenital cardiac diseases, including coronary artery bypass grafting and heart valve surgery.
In March, Baystate Medical Center will open its new MassMutual Wing housing the Davis Family Heart and Vascular Center. The new ultra-modern center will house six surgical/endovascular suites designed to accommodate advanced lifesaving cardiovascular procedures and 32 cardiovascular critical care rooms that will support state-of-the-art medicine, and at the same time provide ample room for the comforting presence of a patient’s family and friends, known to make the patient’s experience better.
Heart healthy light refreshments will be served at the lectures and educational hand-outs on heart and vascular health will be provided.
Parking is free.
Registration is required for each session by calling Baystate Health Link at 800-377-4325 or you can register online.
In addition, Baystate offers full HDL/LDL cholesterol screenings on the 1st and 2nd Wednesdays of each month from 7:30 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. for $10 at its outpatient care facility on 3300 Main St. in Springfield. A 12-hour fast is required before the screening. To register, call Baystate Health Link at 800-377-4325.
To learn more about Baystate Medical Center’s life-saving cardiac capabilities, visit www.baystatehealth.org/bhvp.