Heart disease topic of Community Seminar
February is American Heart Month. West Virginia University Hospitals-East and the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division will sponsor a community mini-medical school program on heart disease.
The seminar, titled Atrial Fibrillation - It May Not Be All Love When Your Heart Flip Flops, will be held on Tuesday, February 19 in the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center on the City Hospital campus. The featured speakers are Dr. Neal Gaither, board certified cardiologist with University Cardiovascular Associates and medical director of cardiovascular services at WVUH-East, and Dr. Cathy Funk, internal medicine at City Hospital and board certified internist with Internal Medicine of West Virginia.
Both physicians serve as faculty members for the WVU School of Medicine.
Their presentation will include an overview on common heart arrhythmia along with a discussion of medical and surgical treatments. Free blood pressure checks will be offered by WVU School of Medicine students, and demonstrations of heart devices to correct arrhythmias will be available.
Sign-in for the community mini-medical school program begins at 6:30 p.m., with the program to follow from 7-8 p.m. Light refreshments will be offered at the conclusion of the seminar.
This community mini-medical school program is being offered free to the public as a community service of WVUH-East and the WVU Health Sciences Center Eastern Division. Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information or to register for this program, phone 304-264-1287, ext. 1760.