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News Articles

The Providence Journal: Angioplasty at Kent
Kent Hospital completed its first elective coronary angioplasty since obtaining state approval earlier this year to perform the procedure both on an elective and emergency basis.
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Scarysymptoms.com: Heart Palpitations During, After Eating: 6 Causes
Many patients note heart palpitations after meals. Chester Hedgepeth, MD, PhD, executive chief of Cardiology at Care New England explains. Read More

Warwick Beacon: Kent Gets OK for Lifesaving Procedure
Hospital gets state approval to develop and implement coronary angioplasty program. Read more.

Providence Journal Dennis D. Keefe: Bringing cardiology care close to home
Dennis D. Keefe, president and CEO of Care New England, discusses the recent expansion of Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England. Read More

Providence Journal: Kent Hospital Proposes Emergency and Elective Angioplasty Program
Four years after abandoning a plan to offer angioplasty, Kent Hospital has come back with a new and bigger proposal to expand its cardiac services. Read More

Warwick Beacon: Kent 'ready' to perform coronary angioplasty
Kent Hospital has notified the Department of Health that it will submit an application for a certificate of need to regain the approval for coronary angioplasty that it was granted in 2008. Read More

Providence Business News: 5 Questions with Dr. Hedgepeth 
Chester Hedgepeth talks about how telemedicine allows local patients to access the talents of a larger team based in Boston and thus improve their health. Read More

GoLocal Prov: Kent Announces Advances Heart Failure Program
Kent Hospital announced the development of a new Advanced Heart Failure Program today, in conjunction with the Center for Advanced Heart Disease at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Boston. The program will enhance the scope of services locally for its Cardiology Division, which already offers an array of clinical services to cardiac patients in the community. Read More

Warwick Beacon Article: "Dancing is RX for Healthier Communities"  
An Irish tradition made an early appearance at Warwick Mall Saturday, but that’s just what was intended by those organizing the National Day of Dance for Your Health. Read More

Clinical Lab Products Magazine Article: "Cardiovascular Testing"
Heart disease is responsible for one in every four female deaths, and is the leading cause of death in women over 40 years old and after menopause. Laboratory testing plays a major role in monitoring the cardiovascular health of women whose risk of heart disease increases with age. Read More


Press Releases

08/12/2015 Care New England's Kent Hospital Successfully Performs First Elective Angioplasty
Care New England's Kent Hospital successfully completed its first elective coronary angioplasty this week after receiving state approval earlier this year to move forward with both an elective and emergency angioplasty program. Learn more

6/15/2015 Kent Hospital Foundation Holds Annual Celebration: A Message in a Bottle Raises $150,000 for Cardiology Care
The Kent Hospital Foundation held its annual celebration, A Message in a Bottle, recently at Belle Mer in Newport to celebrate the work of the cardiologists at Kent Hospital. Learn more

3/30/2015 Care New England's Kent Hospital Receives State Approval to Perform Coronary Angioplasty
Patients in Kent and Washington Counties will see risk of death reduced by nearly 10 percent. Learn More

9/02/2014 Care New England Cardiovascular Care Welcomes New Cardiologist
Ashish Shah, MD, FACC joins the Brigham and Women's Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England Learn more

05/01/2014 Care New England Cardiovascular Care to Host Free Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Forum to Patients, Thursday, May 29, 5-8 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick 
Care New England Cardiovascular Care, along with the Brigham and Women's Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England, will offer a free educational forum, open to the community on Thursday, May 29, 2014, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick. Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) affects more than two million people in the United States and is the most common type of irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia). Learn more

04/25/2014 Kent Hospital To Seek Regulatory Approval To Develop Angioplasty Program, Letter of Intent Comes After Major Developments in Cardiology Program
Kent Hospital is seeking approval to perform both emergency and elective coronary angioplasty procedures. The hospital submitted a letter of intent (LOI) to the Rhode Island Department of Health stating “intent to develop a coronary angioplasty program within one year” and within the next eight weeks Kent will submit a full application for a certificate of need. Learn more

4/21/2014 Care New England Announces Expansion of Cardiovascular Services, Brigham and Women's Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England Provides Clinical Excellence Close to Home
Care New England has announced an expansion of its cardiovascular services made possible through a strong clinical affiliation with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston. Learn more

09/19/2013 Kent Hospital Department of Cardiology to Offer Ischemia Clinical Trial
Kent Hospital's Division of Cardiology will take part in an international trial for patients who have been diagnosed with coronary artery disease. This disease is caused by reduced blood flow to the heart due to narrowed arteries. Learn more

09/03/2013 Kent Hospital Introduces New Cardiac Telemedicine Program
Kent Hospital’s Division of Cardiology announced a new telemedicine program today, that will allow Kent Hospital cardiologists to connect with their critical care colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Boston via video-conferencing and desktop sharing technology. This program gives cardiologists at Kent the ability to manage more critically ill patients in their local setting, close to home. Learn More

06/24/2013 Kent Hospital to Take Part in Clinical Research Study
Kent Hospital announced it will take part in the clinical research study, HARMONY, which aims to reduce the frequency of atrial fibrillation (A-fib), the most common cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat). Kent is the only site in Rhode Island participating in the study. Learn More

04/18/2013 Kent Hospital To Host Cardiology Support Group
Kent Hospital is pleased to announce the creation of a cardiology patient support group that will focus on individuals with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). The first support group meeting will take place on Thursday, May 23, 2013, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Kent Hospital Doctors' Auditorium. The group is open to all patients with ICDs in Rhode Island and their families. Dinner and refreshments will be provided. Advanced registration is encouraged. Learn More

Kent Congratulates Dr. Bruce Koplan on Cutting Edge Treatment
Kent Hospital congratulates Bruce A. Koplan MD, MPH, FACC, director of cardiac arrhythmia service at Kent Hospital and a member of Brigham and Women's Cardiovascular Associates at Kent, on being the first to implant a new subcutaneous heart device in patients at risk of cardiac arrest. Dr. Koplan, along with other Brigham and Women's cardiologists implanted three of the new devices late last month at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. The heart device is the first of its kind and is being called a breakthrough treatment in preventing sudden cardiac deaths. Learn More

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