News Release

February 16, 2010

Contact: Chris Kaminski, 860-679-4352

Hypertension: The Silent Prelude to Heart Failure

Free Discovery Series at UConn Health Center March 2

FARMINGTON, CONN. Ė Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is one of the major causes of heart failure. The University of Connecticut Health Centerís Discovery Series will present a program about hypertensive heart failure, Tuesday, March 2

The program is free and starts at 7 p.m. in the UConn Health Centerís Keller Auditorium. To register, call 800-535-6232, or register online at

Dr. William B. White, a hypertension expert at the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center, will discuss the importance of blood pressure in the development of heart failure. Dr. Jason W. Ryan, a general cardiologist, will present how to recognize, treat and live with heart failure. Dr. David Hager, director of the Congestive Heart Failure Center, will moderate the program.

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