Atrial fibrillation, known as AFib or AF, is a condition that causes the upper chambers of the heart to beat irregularly and extremely fast (about 500–600 beats per minute). The most common irregular heartbeat, it affects more than 5 million adults in the U.S. A normally functioning heart beats 60 to 100 times per minute — 86,440 to 144,000 beats per day!
Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute (BGMC/GVI) has earned a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in the most recent cardiac surgery database.*
Meet Dr. Vijay Iyer, an Interventional Cardiologist and Marylou Scholl, a nurse practitioner from Great Lakes Cardiovascular on Your Hometown Health Connection.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — Nothing will keep Bills Mafia away from Highmark Stadium this Saturday – not even the forecasted single-digit temperatures.
WGRZ-TV Channel 2 interviewed Kelly Cardamone to weigh in on the new federal government nutritional guidelines which took effect January 1, 2021. Watch the video to learn about the updates to recommended sugar intake and alcohol consumption and her simple tips for a healthy year.
Dr. Laura Ford-Mukkamala comments on how Great Lakes Cardiovascular incorporated telehealth to protect the most vulnerable patients.
Dr. Vijay Iyer, MD, Director of Cardiology, discusses the importance of taking care of your heart during this pandemic, and why it’s important not to ignore signs and symptoms.
Great Lakes Cardiovascular's Dr. James Youssef and Dr. Thomas Cimato were featured in the cover story for the latest edititon of WNY Physicin Magazine. The cardiologists discussed GLC's new Heart Failure Center located at Buffalo General Medical Center and what it means for improved cardio care in the region.
Kaleida Health is offering a free community education class focused on Atrial Fibrillation. The class is scheduled for Thursday, July 18.
Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) has successfully completed its one thousandth transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive procedure that delivers a fully collapsible replacement valve to a damaged heart valve site. The 1000thpatient is 87-year-old war veteran Santi Corbelli of Williamsville, who was able to leave the hospital one day after the procedure.
Imagine experiencing heart palpitations and feeling frightened. Imagine being able to transmit information about your heart's rhythm to your doctor in just 30 seconds through an app on your smart phone. Amazingly, a smartphone app linked to a remote patient monitoring platform used by local cardiologist Michael J. Chaskes, M.D. is doing just that.
General Physician,PC welcomes the addition of Dr. Chaskes to its Great Lakes Cardiovascular Cardiology team. Dr. Chaskes specializes in preventive & non-invasive clinical cardiology in treating palpitations, arrhythmia, chest pain, cholesterol & hypertension.
The Olean General Hospital rapid response team, celebrating five years of service, has performed nearly 3,000 cardiac catheterization procedures since the Olean General Hospital/Kaleida Health lab opened in 2013.
In October, Olean General Hospital will celebrate the five-year anniversary of the opening of its interventional cardiac catheterization laboratory.
Dr. Chee Kim is a cardiac electrophysiologist and director of electrophysiology innovation and clinical integration with Kaleida Health.
That’s the complicated title.
“I tell my patients, 'We have plumbers and we have electricians. I'm an electrician,' Chee said. “I deal with the electrical abnormalities of the heart.”
Kids and Cancer and Steven Herrmann, MD, Ph.D., were honored at Bradford Regional Medical Center’s eighth annual Spring Swing Gala April 14 at the Pennhills Club. Dr. Herrmann, Bradford-based cardiologist with General Physician, PC, a division of Kaleida Health, received the Physician Philanthropy Excellence Award for his dedication to providing heart care and education and support in the community.
Some of the most common issues affecting people worldwide are aortic stenosis (narrowing or obstruction of the aortic valve), atrial fibrillation (irregular heart rhythm), and degenerative mitral regurgitation (connective tissue of the mitral valve causes lesions preventing normal heart function). Now, more than ever, the following minimally invasive technologies are saving and improving lives.
Of course, in markets with multiple hospitals, growing patient volume has resulted from stealing market share from their competition. Unlike businesses selling more tangible products, there wasn’t much a hospital could sell online or by phone.
The Gates Vascular Institute (GVI), in partnership with the Jacobs Institute (JI) and a medical device company, broadcasted two lives cases to ten East African countries, including Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe, reaching over 30 physicians in mid- October.
The James “J.E.” O’Mara Cardiology Imaging Suite was dedicated at Bradford Regional Medical Center Wednesday.
The suite, the echo and stress lab area on the second floor, is named in memory of O’Mara, former board chairman of the Bradford Hospital Foundation and tireless advocate for rural healthcare, who passed away Feb. 5.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Linda visits the Atrial Fibrillation Center, Great Lakes Cardiovascular.
She speaks with Dr. Ashish Bhatia who describes what atrial fibrillation is and what the symptoms are.
The clinic has a team of cardiologists who can diagnose and treat you.
Great Lakes Cardiovascular was proud to welcome AM Buffalo's Linda Pellegrino, Wednesday, August 9th to the new AFib Center in Buffalo General Medical Center.
By Annette Pinder
Congenital heart defects are problems with the heart's structure that are present at birth. The can involve the interior walls of the heart, the valves inside it, and the arteries and veins that carry blood to the heart or the body.
Laura Ford-Mukkamala, Cardiologist, will be joining Great Lakes Cardiovascular, effective July 1. Dr. Ford-Mukkamala will be working out of the Buffalo General, Orchard Park and Williamsville offices. Dr. Ford-Mukkamala is well known in Buffalo, having practiced in the area for almost 5 years.
Steven C. Herrmann, MD, PhD Cardiologist, will be moving his office practice from Boylston Street to Bradford Regional Medical Center (BRMC), effective July 2. Dr. Herrmann will be working for General Physician, PC, a division of Kaleida Health, Buffalo, NY.
Dr. Herrmann is well known in McKean County, having practiced in the region for more than 10 years. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology.