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Update on new Upstate Cancer Center

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Linda Veit Thoracic surgeon Leslie Kohman, medical director of the Upstate Cancer Center, and Linda Veit, special projects manager, update us on the exciting new cancer center as it rises from the ground. The capital campaign continues to support the building and many exciting new programs that will complement the existing cancer program.

To learn more about the capital campaign for the new Upstate Cancer Center, or to donate: Give Hope a New Home.


New pump device for patients with complicated heart problems

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Interventional cardiologist Hani Kozman talks about a new Impella device, a “heart pump” for patients with complex heart problems.

The Upstate Heart & Vascular Center (HVC) at Upstate University Hospital.


7/29/12 Women’s heart support group

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Upstate University Hospital and the national organization WomenHeart are hosting Central NY WomenHeart—free monthly meetings that serve as a support network for women who are living with heart disease.  Upstate’s Jamie Waterstripe RN and heart disease survivor Leisha Tedford MSW talk about the support group, held at Upstate’s OASIS/HealthLink Learning Center, 1 Telergy Parkway (6333 State Route 298) in East Syracuse. The public is invited to an Open House on Monday, July 30, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

For more information about the Central NY WomenHeart, contact call 315-663-1712.


5/13/12 Resistant hypertension

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Apurv Khanna, MDInternist Apurv Khanna, director of the Hypertension Clinic at Upstate, talks about ‘resistant hypertension’, or high blood pressure that is difficult to control.  Dr. Khanna will discuss the reasons for this condition and the testing and treatment the clinic provides.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Upstate Connect 1-800-464-8668


3/18/12 Heart disease in women

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Lubna Wani, MDDr. Lubna Wani is a clinical investigator and internist treating acute and chronic diseases and conditions such as heart disease and diabetes in adult patients, and an advocate for women and heart disease.  Dr. Wani will address the impact heart disease has on women and how the disease is different in women than in men.

View Dr. Wani’s video



1/29/12 Strong Women, Strong Hearts

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Alicia Taylor, RNElizabeth Urban, RNCardiovascular nurses Alicia Taylor and Elizabeth Urban talk about a new health event in Syracuse called Strong Women, Strong Hearts.  The day will feature special presentations by Upstate Cardiologist Luna Bhatta and Upstate’s Heart Failure Coordinator Lorri Langdon, among others.  The event will also provide free health screenings, nutritional information with heart-healthy tastings, exercise information and classes, and stress-management presentations that will incorporate therapeutic massage, yoga, and meditation classes, as well as Reiki therapy.

Read more about:
The Upstate Heart and Vascular Center at Upstate University Hospital
Strong Women, Strong Hearts, a free day of education, entertainment and indulgence.


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 Upstate’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.