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Monday, May 03, 2010 - Fernando J. Ruiz, MD, Joins Heart & Vascular Center


Fernando Ruiz, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA, a board certified cardiologist, joins Heart & Vascular Center and the staff of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital as of May 1st.

In addition to handling all aspects of cardiac care, Dr. Ruiz specializes in both interventional cardiology, which employs various minimally invasive procedures for diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disease, and nuclear cardiology, which employs noninvasive techniques to assess myocardial blood flow, evaluate the pumping function of the heart, as well as visualize the size and location of a heart attack.

A native of Venezuela, Dr. Ruiz graduated from Central University of Venezuela, Luis Razetti School of Medicine in Caracas.  He completed his internship and residency at Yale University School of Medicine – Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, Connecticut, followed by a cardiology fellowship at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he also served as an assistant professor of clinical medicine.

Prior to relocating to Lake Charles, Dr. Ruiz completed an additional fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, New York and developed expertise in coronary and peripheral interventions. 

Board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and nuclear cardiology, and board eligible in interventional cardiology, Dr. Ruiz has presented his research at various national medical conferences and is a member of several professional medical societies, including the American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians and the American Heart Association.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ruiz, call Heart & Vascular Center at 337-49HEART (494-3278). The office is located at 1717 Oak Park Boulevard, second floor, adjacent to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.

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