Baystate Health to hold free “Heart and Vascular Health” lecture series online

(Doctors at Baystate Health, Left to Right: Kugelmass Aaron, Chalhoub Fadi, Zichittella Zachry and Pack Quinn)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Baystate Health has announced its popular free Heart and Vascular Health Lecture Series will be online during the month of February.

The lecture series will begin on February 7 with Dr. Aaron Kugelmass, vice president, medical director of Heart & Vascular Services, and chief of Cardiology for Baystate Health.

His session, “The COVID Heart: Effects of COVID-19 on the Heart, What We Know,” will provide a look at what doctors have learned about COVID-19’s adverse effects on the heart

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