Sunday, November 2, 2008

Free Webcast on Complications of Adult CHD

Webcast, Patient Power®, to discuss
“Under-recognized Complications of Adult Congenital Heart Disease”
Wednesday, November 5th
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Pacific
Oregon Health and Science University presents
“Ask the Experts” with Andrew Schorr at

Significant amounts of people are born with heart defects, many of them with congenital lesions. Because of new improvements in surgical and medical therapies, increasing numbers of these children are now patients in adulthood. Still, these patients remain vulnerable to dangers and complications of congenital heart disease. Join two Oregon Health and Science University experts, Dr. Craig Broberg and Dr. Joseph Weiss, as they unravel misconceptions and underline important factors for a disease that is often under-recognized. Both experts will help us understand long-term issues that commonly arise, the role of congenital heart disease in pregnancy, and heart rhythm disturbances. Tune in to hear a conversation with highly knowledgeable experts for a closer look into a condition many are living with.

Craig Broberg, M.D.: Pediatric Cardiologist, Oregon Health and Science University
Joseph Weiss, M.D, Ph.D.: Cardiologist, Oregon Health and Science University
Andrew Schorr: Host and leukemia survivor
WHEN: Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 from 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Pacific


ABOUT PATIENT POWER: Patient Power debuted in February 2005 and is a weekly show hosted by Andrew Schorr, eleven-year leukemia survivor, patient educator and patient advocate. The show features renowned medical experts on topics that include cancer, pain, diabetes, and heart specialists, as well as experts in clinical trials and top pharmacists. The show serves to bring patients together in a radio and Internet community to help navigate an often inhospitable healthcare system. Patient Power takes questions from callers and Internet listeners on topics such as how to find the right doctor, how to advocate for effectively, when to get a second opinion from a specialist, and how to evaluate one treatment option over another.

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