News Release

September 25, 2008

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

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Oct. 14 Discovery Series Will Focus on Prevention of Heart Disease

FARMINGTON, CONN. – The untimely death of television journalist Tim Russert has many of us wondering, “Could this happen to me?” Experts from the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center will explore what you can do to lower your risk of heart disease at a free Discovery Series program Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the University of Connecticut Health Center. The program begins at 7 p.m. in the Keller Auditorium. To register, call 800-535-6232.

Anjanette Ferris, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of medicine, will discuss the signs of heart disease and gender differences, as well as the role of cholesterol and cardiovascular health.

Erick Avelar, M.D., director of non-invasive cardiac imaging, will explore the role of cardiac imaging.

Kanwar Singh, M.D., director of vascular medicine and intervention and associate director of the Interventional Cardiology Program, will moderate the program.

“The Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center is deeply committed to help men and women prevent cardiovascular disease and manage risk factors such as family history, hypertension, diabetes, and cholesterol disorders,” says Bruce Liang, M.D., director of the Calhoun Cardiology Center.

More information about the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center is available at

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