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LHSC to announce world surgical first

MEDIA Advisory

For Immediate Release:

January 19, 2011


(LONDON, Ontario) – London Health Sciences Centre will be announcing a world first, performed by the cardiac surgery team on November 3, 2010, that promises to make aortic valve bypass surgery easier and safer to perform.

                     Date:                          Monday, January 24, 2011

                     Time:                          2:00 p.m.

                     Location:                  London Health Sciences Centre
                                                         University Hospital
                                                         CSTAR Multimedia Theatre
                                                         7th floor, Room B7-202
                                                         339 Windermere Road, London, ON

The physicians involved will explain the surgery they performed and will be available for one-on-one interviews.

A short video of the surgery will be available on our website and for distribution to broadcast media.

The patient will also be available for interviews.


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For LHSC media inquiries, please contact:

Stephan Beckhoff

Corporate Communications and Public Relations

London Health Sciences Centre

519-685-8500, ext. 74772


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

Visit the LHSC Media web site at www.lhsc.on.ca/media