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Join us: Saturday, October, 16th!  Wayne Pasanen MD, FACEP, FASAM, has been Vice President of Medical Affairs at Lowell General Hospital since 1993. Dr.Pasanen has served as an Emergency Medicine physician for 33 years and as Emergency Department Director for 28 years. In addition to having served thousands of heart and stroke patients over his career, Dr. Pasanen has been a heart patient himself. He underwent triple by-pass surgery in … more

NIH News: Improve Risk Assessment for Heart Disease

Posted: Apr 28, 2010 11:14 AM EST

Adding Coronary Calcium Score to Traditional Risk Factors Improves Risk Assessment for Heart Disease The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health issued a press release which states that including a coronary artery calcium score in a risk assessment for future heart disease events, such as heart attacks, provides a better estimate in some populations than a standard coronary risk factors assessment, according … more

In light of the recently publicized health condition of President Clinton, it may be helpful to understand a few things regarding heart disease and the procedures used to treat patients who developed symptoms of coronary disease. A Lowell General Hospital cardiovascular specialist, Kirk MacNaught, MD, FACC, of Merrimack Valley Cardiology provides this basic understanding of heart disease as well as the advanced treatments used for treating … more

On Sunday, February 7, a caring team of 11 doctors, nurses and medical specialists from throughout the area gathered as many medical supplies as possible and boarded a plane bound for Haiti, as part of a medical relief mission through the American College of Surgeons. The entire trip was underwritten through a generous grant from Michael and Frannie Kettenbach of the Market Basket Corporation , who also donated almost a half-ton of food for … more

American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Completes Onsite Review and Confirms Enhanced Status Lowell General Hospital has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement underscores the dedication of the hospital to ensure faster access to advanced care and immediate intervention for life-threatening events. Verified … more

Hospital honored for participation in QuitWorks Smoking Cessation Program The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program (MTCP) are proud to recognize Lowell General Hospital for their participation in QuitWorks. QuitWorks is a free stop-smoking service available to health care providers that helps Massachusetts smokers receive the counseling and support necessary to help … more

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