Free cardiology program offered at medical center

Valley Health’s Heart & Vascular Center at Winchester Medical Center will hold a free education program, Cardiology 101, for the public to learn about heart health from local cardiovascular specialists.

The free inaugural program will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Winchester Medical Center Conference Center and will focus on new, advanced treatments available at Valley Health.

Carol Weare, public relations manager with Valley Health, said this program offers the public a chance to broaden knowledge of the heart.

“It won’t make a heart specialist out of anyone, but we hope it will offer interested people a more in-depth look at heart conditions and the new and improved ways we’re treating them,” she added.

Four members of the Winchester Medical Center staff will give presentations:
• Advances in Catheter-based Heart Valve Repair: Basel Ramlawi, of Valley Health Cardiothoracic Surgeons, and Omar Ali, of Winchester Cardiology & Vascular Medicine
• Same-Day Discharge after PCI (angioplasty): David Plitt, of Heart & Vascular Institute of Winchester
• New Advances in Peripheral Vascular Disease: Brandon Barrett, of Winchester Cardiology & Vascular Medicine.

A panel discussion and audience questions will follow the presentations. Heart-healthy refreshments will also be served.

The program is free and open to the public and is supported by the Winchester Medical Center Foundation.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com.