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Worried About a Heart Attack Or Stroke?

By Sue Leonard

Luis Castellanos, MD, MPH, from University of California San Diego is visiting San Miguel to present two timely presentations on neurologic and cardiovascular health on Tuesday, December 5. The focus will be on what to do if you think you are having a heart attack or a stroke. He will speak first at the Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende for members. The second presentation is an evening presentation at La Casona Convention Center in San Miguel. Both presentations are open to the public. The presentation, entitled, “Knowing the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack and Stroke: Improving Your Cardiovascular Health” is co-sponsored by UC San Diego Health, UNIMED clinic, and Be Well San Miguel.

Neurologic and Cardiovascular Health
By Luis Castellanos, MD, MPH
Tue, Dec 5, 12:30pm
Midday Rotary
Hotel Mission
Salida a Querétaro 1

Neurologic and Cardiovascular Health
Tue, Dec 5, 5:30pm
La Casona
Salida a Celaya 77
Event capacity is limited!

Dr. Castellanos graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at UC San Diego. Dr. Castellanos was a Fellow in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University/Commonwealth Fund Program where he also obtained a Masters in Public Health. Dr. Castellanos completed a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at UC Davis where he was selected as the Chief Research Fellow.

Dr. Castellanos’ research interests include evaluating health outcomes and inequities that affect racial and ethnic minority groups. He has published in the American Journal of Cardiology and the Journal of Cardiac Failure. Most recently, he was awarded a research grant from the UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute to study the effectiveness of home-based cardiac rehabilitation programs for patients in rural communities. Dr. Castellanos has been invited to present his research to national organizations such as the American Heart Association and the National Hispanic Medical Association.

Dr. Castellanos’ presentations will focus on cardiovascular disease with an emphasis on heart attack and stroke. He will explain how these diseases affect the body, as well as their causes and risk factors. Dr. Castellanos will advise what to do if you think you are having a heart attack or stroke, steps to take while waiting for help, and the potential course of treatment inside the hospital, including options for diagnostics, medical therapies, and surgery. Dr. Castellanos will also discuss ways to lower the risk of a heart attack or stroke and the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation.

Cardiac rehabilitation and stroke treatment are just two of the many programs at Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center and Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health. Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center was the first comprehensive heart hospital in San Diego providing heart and vascular programs in one central location. It has received numerous awards including being named one of “100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review, “50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals” by Truven Health Analytics, and one of the top 10 “Most Beautiful Hospitals in America” by Soliant Health. UC San Diego Health is nationally ranked in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery by U.S. News & World Report.


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