SwedishAmerican hosts Cardiology Millennium Conference

Public evening event to feature Rockford cardiologists

Monday, Feb. 6, SwedishAmerican Health System will host the annual Cardiology Millennium Conference, a one-day conference exploring many current innovations and developments in the field of cardiology.

A number of internationally-known physicians will be featured, including David Wheatley, M.D., British Heart Foundation professor of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Glasgow; and William Gray, MD, a pioneer in carotid stenting and director of endovascular services at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at Columbia University Medial Center, and Douglas Losordo, M.D., a noted national researcher in angiogenesis and chief of cardiovascular research and professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.

The conference will be held at Giovannis Restaurant and Conference Center, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost of the conference is $99, which includes lunch. For more information or to register, call HealthConnect at 815-968-2500, or go to SwedishAmerican’s web site at www.swedishamerican.org.

Heart Care 2006, a free program for the community, will begin at 6 p.m., with Dr. Bill Gorski, president and CEO for SwedishAmerican. He will discuss SwedishAmerican’s new Heart Hospital, which will improve access and convenience for all patients, and offer the latest cardiac care in a comfortable, healing-focused environment. Dr. Steve Aldana, a leading national health expert, will discuss smart lifestyle choices as a first step in heart health. Dr. Louis McKeever of Midwest Heart Specialists at SwedishAmerican, will discuss advances in cardiovascular medicine and show one patient’s life-changing story. Dr. John Myers, a cardiovascular surgeon, will moderate a panel of SwedishAmerican cardiologists and surgeons as they discuss the latest innovations in heart care and answer questions from the audience.

Numerous heart exhibits will be available for viewing beginning at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone attending will receive a Heart Smart Gift Bag, with Steve Aldana’s book The Culprit and The Cure, a SwedishAmerican pedometer, a relaxation CD, and a snack bar.

To register for the free program, call HealthConnect at 815-968-2500, or online at www.swedishamerican.org.

From the Jan. 25-31, 2006, issue

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