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Danbury Hospital and Masonicare of Newtown Hold Talk on Advances in Cardiac Technology

Friday, March 11, 2011 - Danbury, CT

Harvey Kramer, M.D.

Danbury Hospital and Masonicare of Newtown invite the community to a discussion entitled “The Latest Advances in Cardiac Technology: Diagnosis and Therapy”. The program is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19 at noon at Masonicare of Newtown, 139 Toddy Hill Road, Sandy Hook, CT, and a free lunch will be served.

Learn the ins and outs of heart disease and how it may affect your own health. You will become familiar with the risk factors and discover ways to keep your heart healthy. This talk will introduce you to the latest in diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in cardiac disease including TAVI, DES, VAD, Bi-V/CRT, PET-CT, IVUS, 3-D Echo, and more. Guest speaker Cardiologist Harvey M. Kramer, MD, FACC, FACP, a frequent lecturer and author regarding cardiovascular diseases, will lead the discussion.

Harvey M. Kramer, MD, FACC, FACP is a Cardiologist at Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Kramer is a non-invasive cardiologist with a particular interest in preventive cardiology. He is the Director of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Danbury Hospital and is the Medical Director of Southbury Cardiology. He has lectured extensively on cardiovascular disease prevention as well as on lipid disorders and hypertension. In his practice of clinical cardiology, he deals with general cardiology, preventive cardiology, congestive heart failure, valvular and ischemic heart disease, arrhythmias, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. In addition to being board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases, Internal Medicine, and echocardiography, he is also designated as a Specialist in Clinical Hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension. Dr. Kramer has a special interest in women's heart disease, and has recently co-authored a book on this subject entitled A Woman's Guide to Heart Attack Recovery, published in June, 2007.

This program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited so reserve your place today by calling the Masonicare HelpLine at 888-679-9997.

For more information on cardiovascular services at Danbury Hospital please go to the website at If you need to locate a healthcare professional, please visit Find a Doctor online directory at or call 1-800-516-3658.

About Danbury Hospital

Danbury Hospital is a 371-bed regional medical center and university teaching hospital associated with the University of Vermont College of Medicine, the Yale University School of Medicine, the Connecticut School of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center. The hospital provides centers of excellence in cardiovascular services, cancer, weight loss surgery, orthopedics, digestive disorders, radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for sleep disorders and asthma management. Medical staff members are board-certified in their specialties, and most serve on the faculty of the nation’s finest medical centers offering a higher level of experience.

The Praxair Regional Heart and Vascular Center at Danbury Hospital is Western Connecticut’s most comprehensive, full-service cardiac and vascular care program that includes diagnostic testing, medical treatment, interventional and non-interventional cardiac and vascular procedure, electrophysiology, and minimally invasive and open-surgical procedures to evaluate and treat cardiovascular diseases. The Praxair Regional Heart and Vascular Center is accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers; one of only two hospitals in the state to carry this designation. Its Nuclear Medicine Laboratory is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Laboratories, one of the first 50 Echocardiography Labs in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to receive this recognition.

About New Milford Hospital

New Milford Hospital, established in 1921, is an 85-bed hospital well known for its Planetree approach to patient care and strong community commitment. It provides centers of excellence in acute care, orthopedics, cancer, family birthing, and other services.