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Archive for the ‘ heart/cardiovascular’ Category

1/29/12 Training cardiovascular perfusionists

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Bruce SearlesBruce Searles, director of the Cardiovascular Perfusion program in Upstate’s College of Health Professions, will speak about the job of a perfusionist (they operate the heart-lung machine in the operating room) and how his program goes about training them, what sorts of background they have coming into the program and how long the training lasts and whats involved.

Learn more about the Cardiovascular Perfusion Program at Upstateā€™s College of Health Professions.


12/24/11 Stereotaxis Magnetic Navigation

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Tamas Szombathy, MDCardiologist Tamas Szombathy performed the first tricuspid annulus VT ablation with stereotaxis magnetic navigation system in the world on Dec. 6 here at Upstate.

Resources:
The Upstate Heart & Vascular Center in Syracuse
Stereotaxis Magnetic Navigation System
Video -Stereotaxis Magnetic Navigation
Website – Stereotaxis.com



12/4/11 Robotic Cardiac Surgery

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Randolph Chitwood, Jr. MDDr. Randolph Chitwood, Jr. is one of the world leaders in minimally invasive and robotic mitral valve surgery, and recognized as the first heart surgeon to perform robot-assisted heart valve surgery in North America. Chitwood currently serves as Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Sr. Vice Chancellor at East Carolina University.


10/30/11 Stroke Care

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Maria Lumbrazo, RN

Nurse Practitioner and Upstate’s Stroke Program Coordinator Maria Lumbrazo shares how collaboration is the key to better stroke outcomes.

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9/4/11 What to Expect When You Have a Heart Catheterization

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Registered nurses Meg Boynton and James Fitzgerald explain what to expect when you have a heart catheterization – preparing for the procedure, what happens during, and what the catheterization is able to reveal.