News Release

February 13, 2008

Contact: Maureen McGuire, 860-679-4523

You Only Have One Heart

Feb. 26 Discovery Series will look at the Heart and Vascular System

FARMINGTON, CONN. – During American Heart Month, experts from the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at the University of Connecticut Health Center will present, “You Only Have One Heart,” a special Discovery Series lecture about the inner workings of the heart and vascular system.

The free program will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the Health Center’s Keller Auditorium. The snow date is Feb. 28. To register, call 800-535-6232.

During the program, Bruce T. Liang, M.D., director of the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center, will present an overview about how the heart’s arteries, valves and vessels function.

Cardiologist Kanwar Singh, M.D., will talk about the benefits of vascular screenings and what men and women need to know about the risk factors, signs and symptoms of vascular disease.

Lastly, vascular surgeon Michael S. Dahn, M.D., will talk about innovations in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease, including procedures to open and treat blockages outside the heart, in the legs, abdomen or neck.

“Our goal is to educate the public about the prevention, early detection and treatment of all facets of cardiovascular disease,” Dr. Liang explained.

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