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Astoria’s Marios Gagos has opened a new business along Crescent Street to help members of the western Queens community deal with matters of the heart.

Gagos, a cardiologist who trained at New York Hospital Queens and is a member of the Hellenic Medical Society, introduced his new practice last month at 27-47 Crescent St. in the Astoria Medical Plaza.

The office will provide a variety of services, including stress tests with cardiograms or electrocardiograms, cardiovascular consultations, standard EKDs,´╗┐ ultra-sounds for the carotid artery and abdominal aorta, ankle-brachial index tests and echocardiograms, which are ultra-sounds for the heart.

Gagos, who was born in Athens, said he chose to open his practice in Astoria because he had lived for years in the community.

“I grew up in the area close to our location,” he said. “I thought it was a good central location for the office.”

The site, about 1,000 square feet, has three exam rooms, one of which is used as a stress lab. The office, affiliated with Flushing’s New York Hospital Queens, is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Same-day appointments and walk-ins are available.

Prior to opening the practice, Gagos first graduated from the SUNY Stony Brook with a pharmacology degree before receiving his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

He served his residency and cardiology fellowship at Long Island’s Winthrop University Hospital and has been certified in both cardiovascular diseases as well as nuclear cardiology.

Gagos specializes in preventive cardiology and helping patients avoid or manage the early symptoms of heart disease as well as treatment of acute conditions such as congestive heart failure and acute coronary syndromes.

The doctor also speaks Greek.

“I get significant amount of people´╗┐ who are Greek-speaking or who are of Greek descent,” he said.

Gagos has been active in promoting optimal cardiovascular health for the Greek-American community in Astoria.

“We’ll be involved in health fairs this fall and in the spring that will service the community,” he said. “People will be able to come get information and check their blood pressure or cholesterol.”

The events will be held in collaboration with the Hellenic Medical Society.

Reach reporter Nathan Duke by e-mail at nduke@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4566.

Updated 6:01 pm, October 10, 2011
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