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Two-Day Annual Cardiovascular Symposium in the U.S.
Conn. May 6, 2014) – The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center will host the 50th
Annual Robert M. Jeresaty, M.D.,
Cardiovascular Symposium on May 7 and 8.
Symposium, the oldest two-day cardiovascular conference in the United States, will
be held at the Mandell Jewish Community Center, 335 Bloomfield Ave., West
More than a
dozen physician leaders from across the country will present updates on the diagnosis
and management of cardiovascular disease.
The emphasis will be on heart failure, hypertension, coronary artery
disease, and lipid disorders.
topics include: Making New Cholesterol
Guidelines Work: Useful Tips for Clinical Practice; Cardiac Safety during Chemotherapy; Modern Coronary Bypass Surgery; Palliative
Care and Hospice are Treatment Options for Patients with Advanced Cardiac
Disease; and more.
was founded in 1965 by Dr. Robert Jeresaty, a resident of West Hartford and
former director of cardiology at Saint Francis.
The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute was established in 1991 and offers a complete range of
state-of-the-art diagnostic and interventional technologies, corrective
surgical procedures and cardiac rehabilitation services. Its team includes
experts in a comprehensive range of treatments and procedures: heart failure
management, open-heart surgery, cardiac catheterization, interventional
cardiology and radiology, electrophysiology, and vascular care.
The Institute performs the most heart
bypass surgeries in Connecticut; offers among the fastest door-to-balloon times
for urgent heart attack care in Connecticut; is among the highest-volume
cardiac catheterization programs in the region; and cares for the largest
electrophysiology volume in Connecticut.
The Institute is also home to
the largest women’s heart program in the region, with more than 7,000 members.
It is also has the only dedicated inpatient heart failure program in the state.
About Saint Francis Care
Francis Care is an integrated
healthcare delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical
Center, an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897. Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is
a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New
England. Other major entities of Saint
Francis Care include The Mount Sinai
Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the
Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount
Sinai Regional Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for
Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint
Francis HealthCare Partners. Johnson Memorial Medical Center, parent
organization of Johnson Memorial Hospital, Evergreen Health Care Center, and
Home and Community Health Services is also a Saint Francis Care Partner. Saint Francis Care’s services are supported by a network
of five major Access Centers and eight additional medical office centers sited
throughout the region. For more
information, visit www.stfranciscare.com.