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Physician Offers Presentation on “Atherosclerosis, More Than One Ugly Face for the Same Problem.”

October 24, 2012

Hudson, FL - Interventional Cardiologist, Rami Akel, M.D. FACC, FSCAI is the featured speaker for the Heart 2 Heart (Cardiovascular- Peripheral Vascular ) Support Group upcoming lecture on “Atherosclerosis, More Than One Ugly Face for the Same Problem.”

Atherosclorosis or “hardening of the arteries” is a very common disease that affects more than 5 million Americans. This disease has multiple presenting complaints, all of which carry a very large burden to our society. The presentation ranges from coronary artery disease to stroke or peripheral arterial disease. Each of which is another “ugly” face of the same problem.

Early identification and treatment is paramount in the management of this disease but an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure for this serious disease.

Dr. Akel will discuss the manifestations, diagnosis, management as well as prevention of Atherosclerosis. Dr. Akel completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Indiana University. He completed his Fellowship in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at Methodist DeBakey Vascular Institute and The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Akel performs coronary, peripheral angiography and intervention, carotid stenting and percutaneous abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Other areas of expertise include percutaneous treatment of structural heart disease as well as diagnosis and treatment of venous disease. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology.

This presentation is sponsored by The Heart Institute at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and will take place at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Conference Center, 14000 Fivay Road, in Hudson, on Wednesday, November 14 at 3:30 p.m.

This event is free to the public. Refreshments will be served. Due to limited seating, reservations are required, and can be made by calling (727) 869-5498 or 1-888-741-5119.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­



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