Learning to Live with Heart Failure


For Immediate Release:
February 8, 2010

(LONDON, Ontario) – London Health Sciences Centre is pleased to host the 5th annual Learning to Live with Heart Failure public education event. The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 11 and will provide valuable information to people living with heart failure.

“When someone is diagnosed with heart failure, many questions arise,” says Dr. Malcolm Arnold, cardiologist at London Health Sciences Centre. “Our goal with this event is to provide the opportunity for people to learn more about the condition and things they can do to improve their quality of life.”

The public education event provides heart failure specialists with the opportunity to share the latest information about new technologies and treatments that will help those with the condition live comfortable and productive lives.

What: Public information session on heart failure
When: Thursday, Feb. 11, 7:00 to 8:30 pm

LHSC’s University Hospital

3rd Floor, Auditorium A (room B3-246)

Presenters: Dr. J. Malcolm O. Arnold, Cardiologist
Dr. Peter Pflugfelder, Cardiologist
Dr. Neville Suskin, Medical Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
Jennifer-Anne Meneray, Dietician

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

All media, please RSVP to this event

Dr. Malcolm Arnold is available Tuesday, Feb. 9 in the morning and Wednesday, Feb. 10 in the afternoon for interviews to help promote this important 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.

About London Health Sciences Centre

London Health Sciences Centre has been in the forefront of medicine in Canada for over 130 years and offers the broadest range of specialized clinical services in Ontario. Building on the traditions of its founding hospitals to provide compassionate care in an academic teaching setting, London Health Sciences Centre is home to South Street Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital and Children’s Hospital, two family medical centres, and Lawson Health Research Institute - a joint research initiative with St Joseph’s Health Care, London. As a leader in medical discovery and health research, London Health Sciences Centre has a history of over 30 international and national firsts and attracts top clinicians and researchers from around the world. As a regional referral centre, London Health Sciences Centre cares for the most medically complex patients including critically injured adults and children in Southwestern Ontario and beyond. The hospital’s 10,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care for more than one million patient visits a year. For more information visit www.lhsc.on.ca

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For more information contact:
Kelly Almond

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


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