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Warwick Beacon: Kent lab Dr. Baute fought so hard for, dedicated in his honor

The Kent Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Lab was dedicated to Robert E. Baute, MD, the man who fought so hard to make it a reality. Baute made state health department approval of the lab, which started offering elective coronary angioplasty in August 2015 and is expected to commence handling emergency cases by the end of this year, a crusade that spanned 15 years. Read more

Women' Protect your heart before Menopause
Dr. Alice Kim, cardiologist with Care New England Cardiovascular Care and the Women's Heart Health Program at Women & Infants, weighs in on how to protect your heart before Menopause. Read more

The Providence Journal: Angioplasty at Kent
Kent Hospital completed its first elective coronary angioplasty since obtaining state approval earlier this year to perform the procedure both on an elective and emergency basis. Read more Heart Palpitations During, After Eating: 6 Causes
Many patients note heart palpitations after meals. Chester Hedgepeth, MD, PhD, executive chief of Cardiology at Care New England explains. Read More

Warwick Beacon: Kent 'ready' to perform coronary angioplasty
Kent Hospital has notified the Department of Health that it will submit an application for a certificate of need to regain the approval for coronary angioplasty that it was granted in 2008. Read More

Providence Journal Dennis D. Keefe: Bringing cardiology care close to home
Dennis D. Keefe, president and CEO of Care New England, discusses the recent expansion of Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England. Read More

Providence Business News: 5 Questions with Dr. Hedgepeth
Dr. Chester Hedgepeth talks about how telemedicine allows local patients to access the talents of a larger team based in Boston and thus improve their health. Read More

GoLocal Prov: Kent Announces Advances Heart Failure Program
Kent Hospital announced the development of a new Advanced Heart Failure Program today, in conjunction with the Center for Advanced Heart Disease at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Boston. The program will enhance the scope of services locally for its Cardiology Division, which already offers an array of clinical services to cardiac patients in the community. Read More

Warwick Beacon Article: "Dancing is RX for Healthier Communities"
An Irish tradition made an early appearance at Warwick Mall Saturday, but that’s just what was intended by those organizing the National Day of Dance for Your Health. Read More

Clinical Lab Products Magazine Article: "Cardiovascular Testing"
Heart disease is responsible for one in every four female deaths, and is the leading cause of death in women over 40 years old and after menopause. Laboratory testing plays a major role in monitoring the cardiovascular health of women whose risk of heart disease increases with age. Read More

Press Releases

10/26/2016 Kent Hospital Opens New Cardiac Catheterization Lab Honoring Dr. Robert Baute, Past President, Paved Way for Program
Kent Hospital dedicated the newly constructed, Robert E. Baute, MD, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, on Tuesday, October 25. Learn more

2/2/2016 Kent Hospital to Educate EMS Community on Angioplasty STEMI

Kent Hospital will host an educational program for RI EMS, discussing 12-lead EKG recognition of the STEMI-Emergency Angioplasty Service on Thursday, February 4, 2016, from 5:30-8 p.m. in the Kent Hospital Doctors' Auditorium. Read more

10/20/2015 Care New England Arrhythmia Service Performs First Implant of FDA Approved MRI-ICD in Rhode Island
Care New England Cardiovascular Care is now offering patients the first implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) system approved by the FDA for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Read more

08/12/15 Care New England's Kent Hospital Successfully Performs First Elective Angioplasty
Care New England's Kent Hospital successfully completed its first elective coronary angioplasty this week after receiving state approval earlier this year to move forward with both an elective and emergency angioplasty program. Learn more

04/21/2015 Care New England Cardiovascular Care to Host Second Annual Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Community Forum for Patients
Care New England Cardiovascular Care along with the Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England will offer it’s second annual educational forum on Afib. Learn more

03/30/2015 Kent Hospital Receives State Approval to Perform Coronary Angioplasty
Care New England has received approval from the Rhode Island Department of Health to develop and implement a coronary angioplasty program at Kent Hospital in Warwick. Learn More

02/10/2015 Women's Heart Health Program Launched at Women & Infants Hospital
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island today announced the establishment of a new women's cardiovascular program from Care New England Cardiovascular Care. Women's Heart Health of Women & Infants, located at 90 Plain Street in Providence, is designed to meet the cardiac needs of women, while helping them to take the right steps in preventing all aspects of heart disease. Learn More

09/02/2014 Care New England Cardiovascular Care Welcomes New Cardiologist
Ashish Shah, MD, FACC joins the Brigham and Women's Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England. Learn More

09/19/2013 Kent Hospital Department of Cardiology to Offer Ischemia Clinical Trial
Kent Hospital's Division of Cardiology will take part in an international trial for patients who have been diagnosed with coronary artery disease. This disease is caused by reduced blood flow to the heart due to narrowed arteries. Learn More

09/03/2013 Kent Hospital Introduces New Cardiac Telemedicine Program
Kent Hospital’s Division of Cardiology announced a new telemedicine program today, that will allow Kent Hospital cardiologists to connect with their critical care colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Boston via video-conferencing and desktop sharing technology. This program gives cardiologists at Kent the ability to manage more critically ill patients in their local setting, close to home. Learn More

Kent Congratulates Dr. Bruce Koplan on Cutting-Edge Treatment
Kent Hospital congratulates Bruce A. Koplan MD, MPH, FACC, director of cardiac arrhythmia service at Kent Hospital and a member of Brigham and Women's Cardiovascular Associates at Kent, on being the first to implant a new subcutaneous heart device in patients at risk of cardiac arrest. Dr. Koplan, along with other Brigham and Women's cardiologists implanted three of the new devices late last month at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. The heart device is the first of its kind and is being called a breakthrough treatment in preventing sudden cardiac deaths. Learn More