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The Hearts Have It: Advances in Cardiac Surgery


HIGH POINT, NC — Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. Other heart conditions, such as those that affect your heart's muscle, valves or rhythm, also are considered forms of heart disease. While heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for one in every four deaths, there is very hopeful news. Recent advances in surgical technique and equipment allow for less traumatic surgeries to be performed. 

The move toward minimally invasive surgical techniques resulting in shorter recovery times is truly exciting news for heart patients.  Steven Chapman, MD with UNC Regional Physician Cardiothoracic Surgery, will present information on the exciting new heart surgeries being offered with technologically advanced equipment at High Point Regional. 

These surgical treatment breakthroughs and a strong focus on prevention offer new hope to patients, providing long-awaited advances that are already making a difference. 

Thursday, February 23
11:30 a.m.
Millis Regional Health Education Center
600 N. Elm Street, High Point, NC 27262

To reserve your seat, call the Contact Center at (336) 878-6888.

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