Entries by Erica Lundgren

Baton Rouge Cardiology Center Physicians Recognized as 2022 “Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly

BATON ROUGE, LA (February 19, 2022) – Baton Rouge Cardiology Center cardiologists, Daniel T. Fontenot, M.D., FACC and Nakia A. Newsome, M.D., FACC were selected as 2022 “Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly for the specialty of cardiovascular disease. Awarded annually, Castle Connolly identifies Top Doctors, both nationally and regionally, based on an extensive nominations process […]

Heart Valve Disease Day – Listen to Your Heart!

Heart valve disease can be there at birth or develop due to damage from previous heart conditions or infections. Age is the greatest risk factor for heart valve disease–one out of every 10 people age 75+ have it. While some types are not serious, others can lead to major complications, including death. Millions of Americans […]

Baton Rouge Cardiology Center Joins Thousands of Advocates to Raise Awareness of Heart Valve Disease on February 22nd

February 22nd is Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day BATON ROUGE, LA (February 14, 2022) – On February 22, Baton Rouge Cardiology Center will celebrate Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day, bringing attention to a disease that impacts as many as 11 million Americans. Baton Rouge Cardiology Center will educate patients and the community about heart valve disease and reinforce the […]

Baton Rouge Cardiology Center announces support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement

Baton Rouge Cardiology Center is a proud sponsor of the American Heart Association‘s Go Red for Women movement. Most heart disease and stroke deaths are preventable, cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat. The American Heart Association signature women’s initiative, Go Red for Women, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s […]

Heart-healthy ideas for a Super Bowl party

Looking for some heart healthy ideas for your Super Bowl party? We took a poll and here are some of our cardiologists’ favorites: Greek Seven-Layer Dip Creamy Spinach Feta Dip Buffalo White Bean Hummus with Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips Sweet and Fiery Roasted Nuts Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Baton Rouge Cardiology Center takes part in National Go Red Day

On Friday, February 4, 2022, Baton Rouge Cardiology Center (BRCC) employees took part in the American Heart Association’s nationwide Go Red for Women initiative, Go Red Day. BRCC employees raised money for the cause and teamed up with the local Capital Area American Heart Association to further raise awareness by wearing red to show support. […]

Keep Your Heart Healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Take steps today to lower your risk of heart disease. To help prevent heart disease, you can: Eat healthy Get active Stay at a healthy weight Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke Control your cholesterol and blood pressure Drink […]

Celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week November 7–13, 2021

Join us over the next week as we celebrate the contribution of NPs to our healthcare practice and bring awareness to the work they are doing to make Louisiana healthier and stronger! Baton Rouge Cardiology Center is collecting testimonials, videos and photos thanking NPs for going the extra mile and making a positive difference in […]

Can AFib Cause a Stroke?

This common heart arrhythmia can lead to serious complications, including stroke. Do you ever feel your heart skip a beat? If so, it may not be that you’re falling in love—you could have atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation, more commonly known as AFib, is a condition that affects 2.7 million Americans. It is suspected that even […]