February 14, 2011
MENDING A BROKEN HEART
Guest: Amish Raval, MD, Interventional Cardiologist, UW Health
Having a broken heart, as in cardiovascular disease, is the #1 killer in the United States of both men and women. Much progress has been made in treating the many forms of this disease, and the lifestyle choices we make - diet, exercise, not smoking - have a big impact on preventing heart disease. For those patients who have advanced disease with no further options, revolutionary new treatments using stem cells, genes, and growth factors are being researched to treat their chronic angina, congestive heart failure, heart attacks, and peripheral artery disease.
On this program, Dr. Amish Raval discusses what we know about the management of cardiovascular disease and his research using regenerative medicine to find new options for patients with advanced heart and vascular disease.For more information, contact The Options Clinic, Dept. of Cardiology at UW Health: (608) 262-2290
by Carol Koby at 11:45 AM