Heart 2 Heart Luncheon Slideshow

About the Heart, From the Heart

Dr. Ramin Beygui addressing heart-health issues

With a sea of attendees mostly attired in red, it may have looked like a living, breathing Valentine to Dr. Ramin Beygui as he addressed heart-health issues and the latest advancements in medical treatment at NorthBay Healthcare's annual Heart 2 Heart luncheon in February 2016.

More than 100 people enjoyed a heart-healthy luncheon at the Green Valley Administration Center, and relished the opportunity to pepper their speaker with questions.

No matter how complicated the question, Dr. Beygui didn't miss a beat.

He spent more than half an hour fielding detailed questions from a knowledgeable audience. Questions ranged from “what does it mean to have a heart murmur” to “how do the newer blood-thinning drugs compare to Coumadin?”

A renowned cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, Dr. Beygui joined NorthBay in July 2014 after practicing cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery for 14 years at UCLA and Stanford medical centers.

He presented an overview of common cardiovascular conditions and the latest treatments and technology available at NorthBay Medical Center. The hospital's comprehensive Heart & Vascular Center offers everything from noninvasive diagnostic procedures to open heart surgery on a beating heart. He said even patients in their 70s and 80s can be safely treated with “beating heart” surgery.

But he stressed the importance of detecting and treating heart problems before an individual suffers a heart attack or stroke.