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Growing Number of Baby Boomers Seeking Care & Evolution of Medical Technology Will Be the Top Themes Addressed at Annual Cardiovascular Disease Management Symposium

Media Contact: Angela Menninger, angela@dualitypr.com or 602-373-8212




Nationally-Renowned Cardiologist at St. Luke’s Medical Center Brings Esteemed Faculty Together to Discuss Cardiovascular Disease Developments and Opportunities during Oct. 4-6 Gathering


PHOENIX – (Aug. 28, 2017) – New technologies and procedures, and the record numbers of baby boomers seeking critical cardiological care will be the top themes taking center stage at the 5th annual Cardiovascular Disease Management Symposium held Oct. 4-6 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. The well-attended cardiology symposium assembles heart physicians and nurses from across the country to discuss cardiovascular disease developments and opportunities. The three-day event kicks off on Oct. 4 with a special focus on the critical role that nursing professionals have in providing quality care to patients.

“As our population ages, cardiovascular disease will continue to be one of the most serious critical illnesses facing Americans today,” said Dr. Richard Heuser, FACC, FACP, FESC, FSCAI, and Chief of Cardiology at St. Luke’s Medical Center (and in practice with Phoenix Heart Center, which is part of Physician Group of Arizona, Inc.). “This symposium is a vital resource that brings together the entire health care profession to discuss cutting-edge technologies and advances in the treatment of cardiovascular disease from the medical, interventional and lifestyle modification perspectives.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 610,000 people die of heart disease each year in the U.S., translating into 1 in every 4 deaths. Statistics like this make events like the Cardiovascular Disease Management Symposium attractive to clinical cardiologists, primary care physicians, interventional cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, basic scientists, vascular medicine specialists, nurses, perfusionists, cath lab technicians, and other health care professionals working in the field of cardiovascular medicine.

As medical professionals begin to mark National Critical Illness Awareness Month, Dr. Heuser will lead the cardiology symposium. It will feature the nuts and bolts of everyday care for patients with cardiovascular diseases, and new ideas for tailoring the most appropriate treatment plan for each individual.

Using data from the most recent evidence-based medicine studies, as well as new guidelines, faculty will lead detailed discussions on statins, PCSK9 inhibitors, heart failure, PFO closure, peripheral vascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, wound care, TAVR and atrial fibrillation. The ultimate goal of the symposium is to provide an overview of the optimal methods and management of the informed physician’s practice, and to discuss and debate the exciting options on the horizon.

This will also be the second year that the symposium will dedicate a special curriculum for nurses, so that nurses can gather to discuss the critical role they play in caring for patients amid increasing demands, while staying on top of the latest trends and innovations in the medical field.

Medical professionals are invited to register for the two-day continuing education symposium by visiting: promedicacme.com.

To schedule interviews about the dangers of cardiovascular disease that front-line providers tackle, including identifying warning signs, undertaking preventive actions, and the latest treatments and innovations with Dr. Heuser, contact Angela Menninger at 602-373-8212 or email angela@dualitypr.com.


About St. Luke’s Medical Center
Serving Metropolitan Phoenix for more than 100 years, St. Luke’s Medical Center is a 200-bed tertiary care hospital part of IASIS Healthcare offering a full range of medical services, including emergency care, orthopedics, cardiac care, bariatrics, physical rehabilitation, pain management and wound care. St. Luke’s has a long history of innovation as the first hospital in Arizona to open a cardiac catheterization lab, and the first in the Valley to perform open heart surgery. With a focus on serving the diverse health care needs of the community, experienced professionals provide high quality care with the latest technology, in a caring environment. St. Luke’s Medical Center is an Official Healthcare Partner of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury. For more information, visit stlukesmedcenter.com or call 1-877-351-WELL (9355).Find St. Luke’s Medical Center on Facebook and follow the hospital on Twitter.


About Physician Group of Arizona, Inc.
Physician Group of Arizona, Inc., (PGA) part of IASIS Healthcare, is comprised of primary and specialty care physicians and surgeons committed to delivering the highest quality patient care. Combining expertise and personalized service with advanced technological equipment and facilities, these physicians provide high-quality healthcare to adolescents, adults and seniors throughout the Valley. PGA physicians are members of the medical staff at IASIS Healthcare hospitals in Arizona, including Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa, St. Luke’s Medical Center in Phoenix and Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital in Tempe. Physician Group of Arizona is an Official Healthcare Partner of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury. For more information about PGA, visit PhysicianGroupAZ.com or call 1-855-551-DOCS (3627).


About Phoenix Heart Center
With five locations across the Valley, Phoenix Heart Center is a physician practice committed to delivering state-of-the-art cardiovascular care.  The professional health care team at Phoenix Heart Center provides a broad spectrum of cardiac services, from non-invasive tests for preventative care and early diagnosis, to all types of interventional catheter procedures. Using the latest advanced medical technology with years of expertise, the board-certified interventional cardiologists at Phoenix Heart Center can pinpoint heart issues and accurately diagnose treatments. For more information, visit www.phoenixheartcenter.com  or call 602-234-0004.

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