Entries by Erica Lundgren

Protect Your Heart During Hurricane Season

Hurricane season brings strong winds, heavy rain, and potential power outages. While staying physically safe is crucial, prioritizing your heart health during this time is equally important. Venkat Surakanti, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, interventional cardiologist at Baton Rouge Cardiology Center (BRCC), emphasizes the importance of proactive measures. “Hurricane preparedness goes beyond flashlights and bottled water,” he […]

Baton Rouge Cardiology Center Cardiac Device Specialist Earns Certification from IBHRE

Baton Rouge Cardiology Center’s Stephanie Jacobsen Earns Prestigious CDRMS Certification Baton Rouge, LA – Stephanie Jacobsen, MBA, BS, CDRMS, a cardiac device specialist at Baton Rouge Cardiology Center, has earned certification from the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE). Jacobsen is one of only a few thousand cardiac care professionals worldwide who have earned […]

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 […]