Heart Events

2023 Cardiovascular Community Lecture Series


San Antonio Regional Hospital will be presenting the 2023 Cardiovascular Community Lecture Series. The lecture series will be starting Wednesday, February 25th and going through Wednesday, March 8th.  

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Sudden Cardiac Death: Are there Warning Signs?

Robert Castro, DO

Lecture presented on Wednesday, February 22, 2023
6:00  - 7:00 pm at the Aita Auditorium

Sudden cardiac arrest can happen any time, any place. In some cases, it may lead to permanent life changing disability or sudden death. What’s the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest? What happens inside your heart during sudden cardiac arrest and what factors lead up to this catastrophic event? Can it be prevented? Dr. Robert Castro, one of our board certified interventional cardiologists will address these questions and more while sharing critical information about saving lives when time is of the essence.


Dr. Castro's Lecture Replay from February 22, 2023

A Cardiologist’s Tour of Your Heart

Larry Chan, DO

Lecture presented on Wednesday, March 1, 2023
6:00  - 7:00 pm in the Aita Auditorium

There’s much more to your heart than just a heartbeat. Your heart is an amazing muscle, filled with valves, chambers, major arteries, and more. The structures of your heart must work together in perfect harmony to pump blood and keep your heartbeat going strong. But what happens when a piece of the puzzle fails? Join cardiologist Larry Chan, DO to learn how these parts function, symptoms of emerging problems, and the various types of repairs physicians can perform through innovative and state-of-the-art techniques.


From the Heart: When Open Heart Surgery is Optimal Therapy

Neeraj Bansal, MD

Lecture presented on Wednesday, March 8, 2023
6:00  - 7:00 pm in the Aita Auditorium

While the world of cardiology has evolved to include many interventional and minimally-invasive options for cardiac repair, there may be times when open heart surgery is the optimal solution for the best and most complete heart repair. Join cardiothoracic surgeon Neeraj Bansal, MD to learn why San Antonio Regional Hospital has been named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™ by Healthgrades and the various types of open heart procedures surgeons now routinely perform. This includes coronary artery bypass for heart disease, valve repair and replacement, aortic aneurysm repair, and more. Learn how new advancements are leading to easier recovery for patients.

Dr. Bansal's Lecture Replay from March 8, 2023