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Heart failure awareness public seminar

Public Service Announcement

For Immediate Release:

Friday, February 18, 2011


(LONDON, Ontario) – London Health Sciences Centre is pleased to host the 6th annual ‘Learning to Live with Heart Failure’ public education event.

Approximately 400,000 Canadians are currently living with heart failure. Being aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease is the first step in protecting yourself from a condition that can seriously impact health and quality of life.

“I want people to understand that despite having a heart condition, you can still do meaningful things in your life,” says Audrey Rafuse, an LHSC outpatient who will be speaking at the public seminar.

Rafuse will be joined by Dr. Malcolm Arnold, cardiologist, LHSC, as well as other health professionals to provide the public with the opportunity to learn more about living with heart failure and the things they can do to improve their quality of life.


Date:    Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Time: 3:30 to 5:00 pm

University Hospital
3rd Floor, Auditorium A (room B3-246)
339 Windermere Road, London, ON

All media, please RSVP to this event


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

For media inquiries contact:                                                                                          

Marek Kubow

Corporate Communications and Public Relations

London Health Sciences Centre

519-685-8500, ext. 75155


After-hours and weekend assistance:

Call LHSC Switchboard at (519) 685-8500 and ask to page the communication consultant on-call