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Baystate Heart & Vascular program holds free community lecture and tour June 29

June 10, 2016

Baystate Heart & Vascular Program will hold a free community lecture and tour, Heart & Vascular Health, on Wednesday, June 29, 6 – 7:30 pm, in Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s main conference rooms. Presenters Senthil Sivalingam, MD, and Heba Wassif, MD, MPH, will share information about the latest advances in heart and vascular care available in Greenfield. The event will also include a tour of the program’s new location at Baystate Franklin Medical Center. Heart healthy refreshments will be served, and handouts will be provided.

Dr. Sivalingam, a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist, will discuss Slow Heart Beat: When to Worry – a discussion about slow heart rates, when it’s time to worry and seek treatment, and talking points for you to discuss with your physician. A graduate of Madras medical College, India, Dr. Sivalingam completed his internship and residency at Baystate Medical Center. He also holds a fellowship in Cardiology from Tufts University School of Medicine/Baystate Medical Center, and a fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He joined Baystate Medical Center in 2012 and Baystate Franklin Medical Center in 2015.

A non-invasive cardiologist, Dr. Wassif will discuss the risks, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, as well as new screening options to help you improve your overall heart health. Dr. Wassif received her master’s degree in public health from the Bloomberg John Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, and her medical degree from Cairo University, Egypt. She served as an internal medicine resident at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic and as the chief resident for the Minneapolis Veterans Affair Medical Center. She completed her cardiology fellowship at John Hopkins Hospital/School of Medicine, Baltimore and an interventional cardiology fellowship with additional advanced cardiology training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dr. Wassif joined Baystate Franklin Medical Center in 2015.

Pre-registration for the Heart & Vascular Health program is required; call 1-800-377-4325.