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
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.