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News from the CVI

CVI Sponsors Healthy Heart Trail on Esplanade

Dedication of BIDMC's Healthy-Heart Trail

The CardioVascular Institute has joined forces with the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to sponsor a healthy heart walking trail on the Charles River Esplanade. The 1.2-mile path features a flat, easy to walk loop with spectacular views of the Charles River Basin and the Cambridge skyline.

The path is part of the state's Healthy Heart Trail Initiative, designed to encourage people to improve their cardiovascular health through exercise. It is also the official trail of the BIDMC Walking Club, an online resource for businesses, schools and individuals who want to start walking programs.

Ticker with Bill "Spaceman" Lee

Spaceman Lands at Heart Walk

The CardioVascular Institute proudly spearheaded the BIDMC Heart Walk team again this year, raising more than $36,000 for the American Heart Association's research, education and emergency programs. We are grateful to employees and friends from BIDMC, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton who walked on September 15 under mostly sunny skies. The BIDMC tent hosted legendary Red Sox pitcher Bill "Spaceman" Lee, who came down from Vermont to greet walkers and sign autographs. Thanks, Spaceman!

Peter Kang, MD

Dr. Kang to See Patients in Lexington

In November, CVI cardiologist Peter Kang, MD, will begin seeing heart patients at Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare-Lexington. Dr. Kang joins his Boston colleague, cardiologist Samuel Shubrooks, MD, to extend academic medical center-style cardiovascular care to this convenient suburban location.

For an appointment, please call 781-528-2410.

Dr. Kramer Joins the CVI

Daniel Kramer, MD

Electrophysiologist Daniel B. Kramer, MD, has joined the CardioVascular Institute. He will see patients in the cardiac arrhythmia clinic at BIDMC as well as Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Roslindale, and will perform procedures including pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation, lead extractions, diagnostic electrophysiologic studies and ablations.

Dr. Kramer completed his fellowships in cardiovascular diseases and cardiac electrophysiology at BIDMC. His research focuses on ethics, outcomes, and policy questions surrounding cardiac devices.

Hearts Around the World - Kenya 2012

Hearts Around the World Kenya 2012

From far-away Kenya, three CVI doctors blogged about their experiences helping to train colleagues at Kenyatta National Hospital to treat the nation's heart disease epidemic. Their medical mission, sponsored by the non-profit Hearts Around the World, was led by Eli Gelfand, MD, Director of the Russian Cardiovascular Clinic and Ambulatory Cardiology at the CVI. With him were cardiac surgeon David Liu, MD, and cardiology fellow Rupal Parekh, MD. Read their blog »

Above content provided by the CardioVascular Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. For advice about your medical care, consult your doctor.

Posted October 2012