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Cardiovascular Center at South Shore Hospital Opens

For Immediate Release:
Media Contact: Sarah Darcy
April 2, 2007
(781) 624-8970

South Weymouth, MA – South Shore Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of its new $13.5 million Cardiovascular Center.

The Center offers the region’s most comprehensive approach to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and management of cardiovascular disease. A team of more than 30 cardiologists, radiologists and vascular surgeons work closely with primary care and other referring physicians to offer patients an advanced level of care. South Shore Hospital physicians, nurses, technologists and support staff are committed to providing patients with answers and solutions to cardiovascular complications.

In the U.S., an estimated 61.8 million people live with cardiovascular disease. Heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease—the main components of cardiovascular disease—account for nearly 40 percent of all deaths in the nation.

Additional millions are disabled, frequently in their prime years. Unfortunately, cardiovascular disease is a condition where symptoms go undiagnosed often until it’s too late. Across the country only about half those with symptoms have been diagnosed and are seeing a physician for treatment. Often patients with one type of cardiovascular condition, like heart disease, also have other complications such as peripheral artery disease or stroke.

For more information about the Cardiovascular Center at South Shore Hospital, or the risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, log onto www.southshorehospital.org, or call (781) 624-8272.

South Shore Hospital is a 318-bed, not-for-profit, tax-exempt, charitable provider of acute, emergency, outpatient, home health, and hospice care to the people of Southeastern Massachusetts. South Shore Hospital’s home care division includes South Shore Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the South Shore, and Home & Health Resources. The hospital’s 900-member medical staff represents all leading medical specialties. South Shore Hospital employs 3,800 people, supported by a team of 600 volunteers. South Shore Hospital is licensed to provide Level II Trauma care and Level III Maternal/Newborn care. Please call (781) 624-MORE (6673) or visit southshorehospital.org for a referral to a South Shore Hospital physician.

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