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Medical Centeradds Cardiovascular services Catalina Island Medical Center patients now have access to main- land cardiologists, thanks to a new partnership with HeartScape Cardiovascular Center of Orange County. That partnership, the Catalina Cardiovascular Center, will bring specialty physician vis- its, consultations and new services, including noninvasive diagnostic tests, to the island community. Heartscape Cardiovascular Cente was founded by Dr. Rex Winters, who is the director of invasive cardiology at the Long Beach Memorial Heart and Vascu- lar Institute. He is board certified in cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Steven Appleby, who is also board certified in both cardiology and interventional cardiology, is a partner and vice president. The two cardiologists will be alternating monthly visits to the island arid will be available for consultations with the Medical Center's's staff physicians. "The connection between CIMC and our practice will be a strong one," Dr. Winters said: "We hope to cre- ate an efficient service to patients requiring advanced cardiovascu- lar diagnostic testing as well as assuring a higher level of care for all patients seen'at the CIMC or admitted to Long Beach Memo- rial Medical Center and/or Los Alamitos Medical Center." Patients who need to see a cardi- ologist for either an initial screen- ing or follow-up care can make an appointment with Dr. Winters or Dr. Appleby at the medical group office. The next cardiology ap- pointments will be available on Thursday, Oct. 18. "We will be offering general cardiology consultations, as well as continuity of care with coro- nary heart disease and peripheral arterial disease risk stratifications and screening," Dr. Winters said. "Evaluation of cardiac rhythm management and pacemaker mon- itoring will also be available." The two cardiologists will also be available for regular and emer- gency consultations with the Med- ical Center's's physicians. "We will have a close relationship with the CIMC staff physicians so we can provide continuity of Care and also offer availability for remote patient consultations via telecom- munication networks." According to Dr. Winters, there is also much that patients can do themselves to keep their hearts healthy. "Regular exercise, at least 30 minutes daily, a low fat diet to maintain a healthy weight and trying to stay as stress-free as possible are the most important things to keep your heart healthy," he said. For more information or to make an appointment, call the Catalina Island Medical Group Office at (310) 510-0096. AVALON PTA UPDATE The following is the schedule for the month ahead: The deadline for paying the PTA membership is Sept. 30. 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A veterinarian saw the animal and determined that the deer's head injuries were too severe for the deer to be returned to the wild. The animal was put out of its mis- ery. "Hopefully, everything gets done correctly to see that this gets prosecuted," Stone said. "At this point, we have a Sher- iff's Department that is going to be very proactive in dealing with these situations," Stone said. Stone said deer are not aggres- sive. She said'the animals come into town because of a lack of water. When the rains come, they will move back inland. According to the Catalina Is- land Conservancy website, the mule deer that live on the Island are not native to the Island. Stone said the Island occasion- ally sees an animal cruelty case, usually involving domesticated animals. She described one case in which children threw rocks at a mother hen and painted the chicks. According to Stone, the offend- ers are usually young people who have "done things" with cats. This is not a new observation. 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Of that group, 32.8 percent admitted to killing stray animals and 12 percent ad- mitted to killing their own pets. Stone said Catalina does not have a humane officer, that is someone trained in dealing with animal cruelty cases. Stone said the city of Avalon would have to pay for the person to be trained. In California, animal cruelty may be prosecuted as either a fel- ony or a misdemeanor. The deci- sion to file misdemeanor or felony charges, or any charges, belongs -to the District Attorney's Office, Anyone with information about the deer beating should phone De- tective Chris Cleveland at (310) 510-0174. 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