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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cardiovascular professionals prepare for St. Francis Health-sponsored symposium

Former TV news journalist among featured speakers at event
INDIANAPOLIS –Hundreds of health-care professionals are expected to attend the fifth annual Franciscan St. Francis Health Cardiovascular Symposium on Friday, Sept. 14.
Hosted by the Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center, participants will discuss topics ranging from the latest cardiovascular procedures and interventions, innovative treatments for atrial fibrillation, peripheral arterial disease, new imaging technology and approaches to enhance cardiovascular diagnoses and minimally invasive surgical approaches for valve surgery.
Presenters include cardiologists from Franciscan Physician Network Indiana Heart Physicians along with cardiovascular surgeons from Cardiac Surgery Associates and a St. Francis pharmacist.  
The day-long symposium, which will be held at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis, offers continuing medical education credits, is designed to give primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and other allied health professionals insight into new treatments and procedures advancing patient outcomes.
Participants also will hear from Indianapolis veteran television journalist, writer and speaker Anne Ryder, who will discuss how life-transforming events prompted her to change direction and purpose in both her personal life and profession. Ryder, who has amassed numerous awards and accolades in her career, has reported widely from war zones around the globe and traveled to Calcutta to interview Mother Teresa, the last American journalist to do so before her death in 1996.
Click here for a full listing of presenters, agenda and more details about the 2012 symposium.
Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center
In 2012, Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center-Indianapolis was recognized by HealthGrades as the number one program in Indiana for overall cardiac services and named one of America’s 100 best hospitals for cardiac care and coronary intervention. In addition, St. Francis received five stars for heart attack treatment, coronary interventional procedures, heart valve repair and replacement surgery, cardiology services and heart failure treatment. The dedicated team of independent and Franciscan St. Francis Health physicians provide streamlined care with superior results according to U.S. News & World Report.