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Abrazo hosts national cardiovascular symposium

Feb 22, 2019

Physicians showcase advances in treating heart disease

PHOENIX (Feb. 22, 2019) – Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital took center stage during American Heart Month by hosting physicians and health professionals for a national symposium on advances in cardiovascular care, as well as presenting the “Embrace Your Heart” community health education event.

Heart Forum stage and crowdThe Innovations in Cardiovascular Care symposium highlighted advances in the treatment of cardiovascular disease including groundbreaking scientific advances, clinical practice applications and how the future of CV medicine will improve patient care.

Attendees learned about the latest research and developments in treating aortic and mitral valve insufficiencies, cardiovascular disease, heart failure, arrhythmias and peripheral vascular disease. Several heart procedures were broadcast live from Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital.

“Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital has a longstanding tradition of innovation and education. We are honored and proud of what we were able to showcase at the Tenet cardiovascular symposium,” said Jeff Patterson, CEO of Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital and Abrazo Arrowhead Campus.

More than 200 community members attended Abrazo’s “Embrace Your Heart” public forum to hear patient and physician storytelling, watch a live broadcast of a leadless pacemaker placement, and participate in a Q&A session with cardiovascular specialists from Abrazo Community Health Network.

Heart disease remains prevalent in both men and women in the United States, but new diagnostics and treatments are offering patients more hope than ever before, noted Dr. Timothy Byrne, market medical director of cardiovascular services.

“The depth of cardiovascular services at Abrazo provided a great platform for presenting the symposium for our clinical colleagues and an informative, entertaining evening of heart health education for our community. The patient stories really hit home with communicating the importance of a heart-healthy lifestyle and all we’re doing to advance cardiovascular care in our community,” said Abrazo Community Health Network CEO Frank Molinaro.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that more than 600,000 Americans die of heart disease each year. It is the leading cause of death in both men and women, according to the CDC.

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