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For Immediate Release:
February 10, 2012

Heart Failure Awareness Week - public seminar


(LONDON, Ontario) – London Health Sciences Centre is pleased to host the 7th annual Heart Failure Awareness free public education event.

With more than 400,000 Canadians currently living with heart failure, it remains one of the most common diagnoses for admission to hospital, and can seriously impact health and quality of life. The purpose of this free community education seminar is to help people better understand how to live with heart failure and improve their quality of life.

“Things like exercise, decreased salt consumption, and new therapies, medications and devices are all ways to help someone with the condition continue living a healthy and active lifestyle,” says Dr. Malcolm Arnold, cardiologist at LHSC.

Dr. Arnold will be joined by fellow physicians Drs. Peter Pflugfelder and Liane Porepa, as well as dietitian Jennifer-Anne Meneray. Each will speak on topics ranging from new advances in treating heart failure, how to recognize the disease, and how to help someone who receives a heart failure diagnosis.

Date:         Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Time:        4:00 - 5:30 p.m. EST

Location: Auditorium A, University Hospital
                   339 Windermere Rd.
                   London, ON

All media are asked to RSVP to this event

Heart healthy snacks and free parking vouchers will be available to event participants.

Dr. Arnold will also be available for media interviews in the two days prior to this free public education event.


For media inquiries contact:

Kelly Almond
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500, ext. 77129

After-hours assistance:
Call LHSC Switchboard at 519-685-8500 and ask to page the communication consultant on-call