Entries by Erica Lundgren

Contact sports and your heart health

  The recent events of Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest on the field during the NFL’s Bills and Bengals game have inspired us to explore the effects of sports on your heart health. What are medical experts’ findings from this rare occurrence? And how does extreme exercise affect your heart health? Find out in the first […]

Nonprofit helps screen student-athletes for heart problems

To watch the story, click here. By Kellie Sanchez, WAFB 9 Published: Jan. 3, 2023 at 6:08 PM CST BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Student-athletes watching Monday night’s football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills saw Damar Hamlin collapse on the field after a tackle and some may wonder if it could happen to […]

Free Educational Event: Learn about atrial fibrillation and heart rhythms

Learn about atrial fibrillation and heart rhythms at a free educational event on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. Are you or a loved one living with AFib? You’re not alone. An estimated 5 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. Hear from a board-certified cardiologist, Lance LaMotte, M.D., FACC […]

Dr. Mark Pollet, Baton Rouge Cardiology Center first in Baton Rouge to use the latest OCTARAY Mapping Catheter

Dr. Mark Pollet, clinical cardiac electrophysiologist, and the Baton Rouge Cardiology Center team are proud to be the first in Baton Rouge to use the latest OCTARAY™ Mapping Catheter at the Baton Rouge General Medical Center. This exciting new technology and innovative tool provides Dr. Pollet with the precise information needed for catheter ablation procedures […]

Baton Rouge Cardiology Center opens satellite clinic in Central

Baton Rouge Cardiology Center is excited to welcome back Joseph Cefalu, M.D., FACC, interventional cardiologist, to the neighborhood and to our new Central satellite clinic located at 10880 Joor Road. “The new satellite clinic in Central allows patients to stay close to home and still receive Louisiana’s most comprehensive heart care,” said Dr. Cefalu. Dr. […]

Celebrate National Doctors’ Day by recognizing the incredible doctors that care for our community every day

March 30 is National Doctors’ Day, and we are honored to have the best physicians improving our community. We invite you to join us this month in showing our gratitude to those who have dedicated their lives to their patients, families and those in our community. Celebrate National Doctors’ Day by recognizing the incredible doctors […]

Get involved in the Capital Area Heart Walk

Support Baton Rouge Cardiology Center teams in the Capital Area Heart Walk on Saturday, March 26 at 8:30 a.m. in Downtown Baton Rouge at City Hall Plaza. The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease […]