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Golf Tournament Taking Cardiac Care to Heart

Date: 07/11/2019

The heart, like every other organ in the body, exists and functions in a three-dimensional environment. For years, Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital cardiologist Michael Lemieux, MD has been relying on two-dimensional echocardiograms to help him evaluate the health of his patients’ hearts. Supporters of this year’s Sebasticook Valley Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament, scheduled for Saturday, July 27 at JW Parks Golf Course in Pittsfield, are looking to change that.

With the help of funds raised from the golf tournament, the hospital will purchase a brand new, leading edge 3D echocardio machine, and Dr. Lemieux, who has been in practice for over 30 years, couldn’t be more excited. “Acquiring the latest in 3D echocardiography technology allows us to offer the very best heart diagnostic services, which means we will be able to provide our patients with the most efficient, effective care right here at Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital”, he says.

Echocardiography is a pain-free test that allows doctors to “see” the motion of the heart, helping them diagnose and monitor heart problems. The new echo machine will provide the most accurate and reliable view of heart function currently available, and Dr. Lemieux will be able to see the beating heart from any angle. “The new machine will allow us to take even more precise measurements of the heart’s chambers, and also will enable us to evaluate the heart’s level of performance more accurately and easily,” observes Dr. Lemieux. “Our team can’t wait to have this incredible diagnostic tool here at the hospital; it’s a game-changer for our patients.”

Tournament organizers are seeking sponsors and teams. To reserve your spot, go to: northernlighthealth.org/svhgolf

The new machine will allow us to take even more precise measurements of the heart’s chambers, and also will enable us to evaluate the heart’s level of performance more accurately and easily. Our team can’t wait to have this incredible diagnostic tool here at the hospital; it’s a game-changer for our patients.

- Michael Lemieux, MD