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Release: Feb. 7, 2002

Community Invited To UI Seminar On Heart Disease Feb. 18

Area residents are invited to hear a University of Iowa Health Care expert discuss advances in the treatment of heart disease at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the Clarion Conference Center in Coralville.

Theresa Brennan, M.D., UI assistant professor (clinical) of internal medicine and a cardiologist with UI Heart Care, will present "How Healthy Is Your Heart?" This free community program is part of the "Health For Your Lifetime" series presented by UI Health Care.

This presentation will include discussion of:

-- Who's at risk for heart disease?

-- What are the risk factors?

-- Preventing heart disease;

-- The tools used in diagnosing heart disease;

-- Advances in how to treat heart disease.

The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Free, non-fasting cholesterol screenings will be offered prior to the program from 6 to 7 p.m. on walk-in basis. No appointment is required for the screening.

Brennan is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. She has a special interest in coronary artery disease, risk factors and coronary revascularization.

Pre-registration for this program is encouraged. For more information or to register, call (319) 384-8442 or toll free (800) 777-8442.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.