Citrus Memorial is offering a free health seminar on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 5:30pm at Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club in Hernando.
The event will feature a panel discussion from heart experts including interventional cardiologists Drs. Hari Kannam, Srinivas Attanti, and Rama Krishna along with cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon Dr. Peter Kim.
The discussion will focus on advancements in interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery, with a highlight on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). TAVR is a procedure that allows a specially-trained team to replace a diseased aortic heart valve without open-heart surgery. They do this by using a balloon-expandable heart valve placed into the heart through a catheter. TAVR is unlike traditional open heart surgery in that it is a closed chest treatment that takes place while the patient's heart is still beating. It eliminates the need for a heart/lung machine and doesn't require stopping the patient's heart.
A hot meal will be served and educational materials will be available during the seminar. Seating is limited so an RSVP is required to attend. Register by calling (352) 637-3337 or sign up online at CitrusMH.com