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Free "Cardiology 101" Program to Focus on Heart Failure

Free "Cardiology 101" Program to Focus on Heart Failure

Valley Health’s Heart & Vascular Center at Winchester Medical Center (WMC) is presenting Cardiology 101, a free education program with local cardiovascular specialists. This year’s program is Tuesday, November 7, from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Winchester Medical Center Conference Center and will focus on heart failure.

Heart failure affects nearly five million Americans of all ages and is one of the most common reasons for hospitalization. Early diagnosis and treatment allow many with heart failure to lead normal lives and avoid crises requiring a hospital stay.

The November 7 event will feature presentations from three members of the WMC medical staff:

  • Introduction to Heart Failure – Nikolas Krishna, MD, cardiologist specializing in advanced heart failure with Winchester Cardiology & Vascular Medicine
  • Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure – Daniel Alexander, DO, cardiologist specializing in cardiac electrophysiology with Winchester Cardiology & Vascular Medicine; Chairman, WMC Electrophysiology Clinical Council
  • Imaging in Heart Failure: New Ways to Look at the Heart – Saif Al-Najafi, MD, cardiologist specializing in advanced cardiac imaging with Winchester Cardiology & Vascular Medicine

“Our Heart & Vascular staff introduced Cardiology 101 last year as a way to reach out to the larger community with heart health education and support we routinely provide to patients,” says Jeff Behneke, operations director for Heart & Vascular Services. “The program is an opportunity to learn more about heart disorders, innovations in diagnosis and treatment, and management strategies. It’s also a friendly forum for meeting some of our new heart specialists.”

There will be time after the presentations for questions. Heart-healthy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Cardiology 101 is open to the public free of charge. The event is generously supported by the Winchester Medical Center Foundation.