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HackensackUMC Chief of Pediatric Cardiology Presenting At Second Annual Sports Cardiology Summit

July 15, 2013 08:41 AM


Robert J. Tozzi, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.C. chief of Pediatric Cardiology at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, will be presenting at the 2nd Annual Sports Cardiology Summit, put on by the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Tozzi will be giving a case presentation on a 25-year-old Professional Soccer Player with Abnormal Preparticipation ECG. The Summit will be held on October 4th and 5th at the Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, and Dr Tozzi’s presentation will take place on Saturday, October 5 at 10 a.m.

During the one-and-a-half day course, attendees will engage in discussions with expert faculty who will debate and present relevant case studies and up-to-date findings on cardiovascular care for athletes. Course topics include pre-participation CVD screening, epidemiology of sudden death, syncope in athletes and exercise prescription.

“It was an honor to be asked to speak at the 2nd Annual Sports Cardiology Summit,” said Dr. Tozzi. “There have been some amazing innovations in sports medicine recently, and the American College of Cardiology continues to be a prominent leader in educating allied health care professionals on how to screen, identify, and rehabilitate athletes so that they may return to play as quickly as possible.”


About Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC, a nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. It is the flagship hospital of the Hackensack University Health Network, one of the largest health networks in the state comprised of 1,140 beds, nearly 10,000 employees and 2,200 credentialed physicians.HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey and one of the top four New York metro area hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report, and has received nine national rankingsin: Cancer; Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology; Geriatrics; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Urology; and the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital ranked as one of the Top 50 Best Children’s Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery in the 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals list. HackensackUMC is among Healthgrades® America’s Best 100 Hospitals in 10 different areas – more than any other hospital in the nation, is one of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals™ for seven years in a row, and received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 11 years in a row. The medical center has also been named a Leapfrog Top Hospital, and received 19 Gold Seals of Approval™ by the Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls, and remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit:   




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