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Doctors Available for February Heart Month

Released: 4-Feb-2013 1:25 PM EST
Source Newsroom: University of Maryland Medical Center
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From the Heart Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center, in Baltimore

Cardiovascular disease:
It’s the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the CDC.
One in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day.

February, American Heart Month, is the ideal time to focus on the prevention and treatment of heart disease.

The University of Maryland Heart Center is a nationally recognized heart center with expertise in preventive cardiology, as well as the medical management and surgical treatment of heart disease in its many forms.

Now, more than ever, children with congenital heart disease are growing into adulthood, thanks to significant advances in medicine over the past 20 years. The University of Maryland Heart Center has the only board-certified adult congenital heart surgeon in Maryland to help these adults continue to live healthy lives.

Experts are available to discuss:
• The treatment of congenital heart disease in both children and adults
• Advances in ventricular assist devices to help the heart circulate blood
• Heart transplantation
• Minimally invasive procedures to correct heart valve problems without opening the chest
• Cardiogenetics

In addition, our experts are engaged in research to solve some of the toughest problems associated with heart disease.

Our physicians and surgeons can assist you as you develop your story.

• We also have an on-campus video studio capable of live uplinks for same day interviews.

Here is a link to the University of Maryland Heart Center: http://www.umm.edu/heart/

Please contact me for more information.

Thanks.

--Bill

Bill Seiler, MS, ThM
Assistant Director
Media Relations
University of Maryland Medical Center and
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Ninth Floor, 110 S. Paca Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1642
Office Phone: 410-328-8919
FAX: 410-328-0703
Email: bseiler@umm.edu

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