Great Lakes Cardiovascular

Heart Palpitations: When Should I See a Doctor?

by Annette Pinder Imagine experiencing heart palpitations and feeling frightened. Imagine being able to transmit information about your heart’s rhythm to your doctor in just 30 seconds through an app on your smartphone. Amazingly, a smartphone app linked to a remote patient monitoring platform used by local cardiologist Michael J. Chaskes, M.D. is doing just that. By being able to assess their hea... »

Highly-Skilled Cardiologist Joins Great Lakes Cardiovascular

Highly-Skilled Cardiologist, Dr. Reza Banifatemi, Joins Great Lakes Cardiovascular Group Buffalo, New York, August 1, 2017 – Reza Banifatemi, Cardiologist, will be joining Great Lakes Cardiovascular, effective July 26. Dr. Banifatemi will be working out of the Williamsville office and providing inpatient services at Niagara Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Banifatemi has been in practice for over 10 y... »

Treating Adult Congenital Heart Defects

by Annette Pinder Congenital heart defects are problems with the heart’s structure that are present at birth. They can involve the interior walls of the heart, the valves inside the heart, and the arteries and veins that carry blood to the heart or the body. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect, affecting eight of e... »

Dr. Laura Ford-Mukkamala Joins Great Lakes Cardiovascular

  Laura Ford-Mukkamala, D.O., cardiologist, has joined Great Lakes Cardiovascular, working out of Buffalo General Medical Center, as well as her offices in Orchard Park and Williamsville offices. Dr. Ford-Mukkamala received her degree in osteopathic medicine from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases, Echo and Nuclear Cardiology and holds ... »