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Release: Feb. 15, 2001

NOTE TO EDITORS: This release was previously distributed on Feb. 9. Due to a technical error, this online chat originally scheduled for Feb. 12 was postponed.

UI Health Care specialist to lead online chat on heart failure Feb. 20

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- John S. Chase, M.D., a cardiologist and an associate professor of internal medicine with University of Iowa Health Care, will lead an hour-long, online question-and-answer discussion on heart failure with a nationwide audience from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 20.

The online chat will be hosted by and can be accessed by entering through the home page under "Upcoming Events."

Heart failure refers to the condition when the pumping power of the heart fails to meet the circulatory demands of the body. Heart failure usually is the end phase of a long-lasting heart disease and requires physician monitoring, special therapeutic regimens and an adequate change in the style of life. Comprehensive programs for the management of heart failure are available through University of Iowa Health Care. Chase will discuss patient issues related to heart failure and treatment modalities.

Chase received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and completed a residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a fellowship at the UI Hospitals and Clinics. He joined University of Iowa Health Care in 1999.

Chase is an associate in the American College of Physicians and an affiliate in training in the American College of Cardiology. His research interest is in the area of heart failure.

A calendar of other upcoming chats by UI Health Care professionals and dialogue from past chats can be accessed by logging on to and clicking on the logo at the bottom of the page.

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.