50th Annual Robert M. Jeresaty, M.D., Cardiovascular Symposium

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The Oldest Two-Day Annual Cardiovascular Symposium in the U.S.  

(Hartford, Conn. May 6, 2014) – The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center will host the 50th Annual Robert M. Jeresaty, M.D., Cardiovascular Symposium on May 7 and 8. 

The Symposium, the oldest two-day cardiovascular conference in the United States, will be held at the Mandell Jewish Community Center, 335 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford.   

More than a dozen physician leaders from across the country will present updates on the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease.  The emphasis will be on heart failure, hypertension, coronary artery disease, and lipid disorders.   

Presentation topics include: Making New Cholesterol Guidelines Work: Useful Tips for Clinical Practice; Cardiac Safety during Chemotherapy; Modern Coronary Bypass Surgery; Palliative Care and Hospice are Treatment Options for Patients with Advanced Cardiac Disease; and more. 

The symposium was founded in 1965 by Dr. Robert Jeresaty, a resident of West Hartford and former director of cardiology at Saint Francis.  

The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute was established in 1991 and offers a complete range of state-of-the-art diagnostic and interventional technologies, corrective surgical procedures and cardiac rehabilitation services. Its team includes experts in a comprehensive range of treatments and procedures: heart failure management, open-heart surgery, cardiac catheterization, interventional cardiology and radiology, electrophysiology, and vascular care. 

The Institute performs the most heart bypass surgeries in Connecticut; offers among the fastest door-to-balloon times for urgent heart attack care in Connecticut; is among the highest-volume cardiac catheterization programs in the region; and cares for the largest electrophysiology volume in Connecticut.  The Institute is also home to the largest women’s heart program in the region, with more than 7,000 members. It is also has the only dedicated inpatient heart failure program in the state. 


About Saint Francis Care 

Saint Francis Care is an integrated healthcare delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897.  Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New England.  Other major entities of Saint Francis Care include The Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Regional Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint Francis HealthCare Partners.  Johnson Memorial Medical Center, parent organization of Johnson Memorial Hospital, Evergreen Health Care Center, and Home and Community Health Services is also a Saint Francis Care Partner.  Saint Francis Care’s services are supported by a network of five major Access Centers and eight additional medical office centers sited throughout the region.  For more information, visit www.stfranciscare.com.