Memorial Hosts Lecture On Heart Disease

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Richard Morrison, M.D., cardiovascular surgeon on staff at Memorial, will be the keynote speaker at the first in a series of lectures at Memorial Hospital. Dr. Morrison will discuss “Heart Valve Disease: Current and Future Therapies,” focusing on two of the most common valve diseases – aortic stenosis and mitral valve prolapse.

The lecture will be held on Saturday, August 17, at 10 a.m. in Memorial’s South Tower, 2nd floor Surgery Waiting Area. Light refreshments will be served.

 

According to the American Heart Association, about 5 million Americans are diagnosed with heart valve disease each year. Aortic stenosis, one of the most common and most serious valve disease problems, is a narrowing of the aortic valve opening. Although some people have a congenital heart defect, aortic stenosis mainly affects older people - the result of scarring and calcium buildup in the valve cusp (flap or fold). Age-related aortic stenosis usually begins after age 60. Mitral valve prolapse, a condition in which the two valve flaps of the mitral valve do not close smoothly or evenly, affects approximately 1 in 20 Americans.

 


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