Physicians to Report on New Approaches to Treating Vascular Disease

Friday, October 01, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Cynthia Bacon  (718) 670-2515
David Levine    (212) 772-9447

Professional Symposium on Advances in Screening, Diagnosis & Procedures

EVENT: 
New York Hospital Queens is hosting a multidisciplinary symposium on “Vascular Disease in Primary Care” for primary care physicians, cardiologists, nephrologists and other medical specialists who care for patients at risk for vascular disease.

Members of the news media are encouraged to attend the symposium to learn more about the about the latest diagnostic and treatment options for vascular disease. Click here for the symposium program.

Media and medical professionals are invited to take a tour of the new state-of-the-art hybrid operating room, the only one of its kind in this area, which allows the flexibility of performing interventional radiology procedures and endovascular surgeries, and is convertible to accommodate complex vascular procedures, as needed.

WHO: 
Heart, vascular and surgical experts from New York Hospital Queens developed the program and will present topics such as “Carotid Endarterectomy: 50 Years and Going Strong,” “Venous Disease and Varicose Veins: Minimally Invasive Treatment Options,” “Screening for Aortic Aneurysms and Developing a Management Algorithm,” and “Endovascular Management of Peripheral Artery Disease in 2010.” Specialists from the following medical institutions will present related topics:

  • New York Hospital Queens
  • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • New York University Medical Center and School of Medicine
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Montefiore Medical Center


WHERE: 
New York Hospital Queens
Theresa and Eugene M. Lang Center for Research and Education Auditorium
56-45 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355

WHEN: 
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

BACKGROUND:
Vascular disease affects the blood vessels outside the heart and brain and can cause a narrowing of vessels that carry blood to the legs, arms, stomach or kidneys. According to the American Vascular Association, 20 to 30 million Americans are at risk of vascular disease, which can lead to stroke. Stroke is the third leading cause of death, after heart disease and cancer.

New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and is an affiliate of Weill Medical College of Cornell University.


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