Baystate Health to Hold Free Virtual Heart & Vascular Health Lecture Series in February

SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Health will hold its popular, free Virtual Heart & Vascular Health Lecture Series during the month of February beginning with a look at “From Arteries to Afib: with New Advancements, Is Cardiac Surgery the Answer?” on Sunday, Feb. 5.

The series, presented by the Baystate Heart & Vascular Program as part of American Heart Month, will focus on the latest advances in heart and vascular care. Baystate cardiac surgeon Dr. Siavash Saadat will lead the first lecture on the latest advances in cardiac surgery.

The free lectures will continue with “Advanced Cardiac Imaging: Beyond Echo and Nuclear Tests” on Feb. 12, presented by Baystate cardiologist Dr. Brian Wasserman. He will discuss the latest testing available to evaluate chest pain, heart disease, and other heart-related issues.

On Feb. 19, the virtual series continues with “Pain in My Legs: Do I Need Go Talk to a Vascular Doctor?” presented by Baystate vascular surgeon Dr. Hazel Marecki. She will talk about updates in vascular care and the latest advances in vascular surgery.

The series will end on Feb. 26 with “Watching Your Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Cholesterol, and Weight — What’s the Big Deal? Don’t Wait for Symptoms,” presented by Elizabeth Jarry, CNP at Baystate Cardiology. She will discuss cardiac risk factors and how they relate to metabolic syndrome.

All lectures will begin at noon, followed by a question-and-answer session. Registration is required for each session by visiting, where you can also learn about Baystate’s life-saving cardiac capabilities.