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University of Iowa News Release

July 19, 2005

July 31 Open House At UI Family Care Center, North Liberty

UI Heart Care physicians and staff will hold an open house and heart health fair in the new UI Heart Care outreach clinic in the UI Family Care Center, North Liberty, located at 3 Lions Drive, from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 31.

Heart specialists will be on hand to discuss heart disease and offer clinic tours. Free cholesterol and blood pressures tests, heart healthy recipes and demonstrations of a stress echocardiogram also will be available.

Physicians and staff with UI Family Care Center, North Liberty also will be on hand to provide tours of the clinic. Door prizes and refreshments will be available.

The outreach clinic is offered every other Tuesday. The service provides enhanced patient convenience and access to advanced heart care services for residents of the north corridor area between Iowa City and Cedar Rapids.

"Despite recognition of the problem and intensive efforts to treat and prevent the disease, heart disease still causes 42 percent of all deaths in Iowa," said Neal Weintraub, M.D., medical director of UI Heart Care, associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, and interim director of the department's cardiovascular diseases division. "By partnering with family physicians at UI Family Care, North Liberty, we are offering the community convenient access to our cardiovascular specialists in order to help reduce the incidence and consequences of heart disease."

UI Heart Care specialists perform stress echocardiograms, trans-thoracic echocardiograms and treadmill stress testing on-site. Holter and event monitoring are also available. To make an appointment, please call UI Heart Care outreach scheduling at 319-356-8930.

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

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu.