New York Hospital Queens Healthy Heart Symposium to Be Held Feb. 24

Monday, February 08, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:
Debra Pagano Cohen (718) 670-1586
Cynthia Bacon (718) 670-2515

Free public event will feature leading physicians and surgeons discussing heart disease prevention and treatment

Flushing, New York, February 8, 2010--  The highlight of Heart Month activities at New York Hospital Queens will be a Heart and Vascular Disease Symposium from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday Feb. 24, at the hospital’s Lang Auditorium. 

The symposium, which is free and open to the public, will include presentations to help attendees learn about the latest ways to diagnose, treat and prevent heart and vascular disease.

The presentations will include:

  • Samuel Lang, M.D., Chairman, Cardiothoracic Surgery, who will discuss Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery;
  • Gregg Landis, M.D., Director of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, who will discuss Vascular Disease and Circulatory Problems
  • Chong Park, M. D., Director, Division of Cardiology, who will discuss “Latest Advances in Angioplasty and Cardiac Stenting.”
  • George Juang, M. D., Director Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory, who will discuss “Managing Irregular Heartbeats”
  • Todd Kerwin, M. D., Director, Non-Invasive Cardiology, who will discuss “Heart Disease—Are You At Risk?”
  • Simbo Chiadika, M. D., Attending Physician, Non-Invasive Cardiology, who will discuss “What Women Need to Know About Heart Disease.”

Light refreshments will be provided and free parking is available in the hospital parking facility on Booth Memorial Avenue off Main Street in Flushing.  There will be displays, free educational materials and fun gifts provided, and attendees will have the opportunity to talk with women cardiologists about the special heart disease risks that women face.

The symposium is part of an ongoing program of community education sponsored by the NYHQ Heart and Vascular Center. 

“We are committed to helping make Queens a ‘heart healthy’ community,” said Dr. Park,  “and we feel it is our responsibility to provide educational programs to promote awareness, share information, and help area residents know their risk factors so they can take steps to avoid heart disease.”

Reservations for the symposium are required, and may be made by calling 800-282-6684.

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