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Jan. 24, 2007

Community Seminar To Focus On Advances In Heart Imaging

Advances in heart imaging and its role in treating heart problems will be the focus of a free community seminar from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, located at 1220 First Ave. in Coralville.

Edwin van Beek, M.D., of the University of Iowa Department of Radiology, and Dinesh Jagasia, M.D., with UI Heart and Vascular Care, will present "Heart imaging: New Views of the Heart."

A new 64-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner is allowing UI physicians to see heart problems and plan treatments with non-invasive tests.

In this free seminar, learn how:

-- UI Heart and Vascular Care physicians can use the scanner to see blockages of the heart;

-- The scan might spot heart problems that are not noticeable by other tests;

-- Treatment planning improves with this scan;

-- UI experts have combined their expertise to find diseases of the lungs and digestive tract as well the heart.

Part of the "Health For Your Lifetime" series, this program is presented as a public service by UI Hospitals and Clinics.

Advance registration for this free community seminar is encouraged. To register, call UI Health Access at 319-384-8442 or toll free 800-777-8442.

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,