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Get a 'Second Opinion' From Region's Most Respected Heart Experts

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

WHAT: “Second Opinion Live,” a free panel discussion and audience Q&A about heart disease and depression

WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 11

WHERE: Class of ’62 Auditorium, Kornberg Medical Research Building

University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Ave.


The community is invited to join the University of Rochester Medical Center, WXXI Public Broadcasting and cardiac experts from the Strong Heart & Vascular Center of the University of Rochester Medical Center at the first-ever “Second Opinion” panel discussion with a live audience. The discussion, following the format of the national PBS series “Second Opinion,” will be recorded for later broadcast on WXXI.

The panel of specialists will consider the newest diagnostic and treatment techniques, and will answer audience members' questions. Experts will be Gladys Velarde, M.D., director of the Strong Women’s Heart Center; John Bisognano, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Strong Cardiac Rehabilitation Program; Eric Caine, M.D., chair of the Department of Psychiatry; Louis Papa, M.D., associate professor of Clinical Medicine, and Michael Apostolakos, M.D., director of Adult Critical Care.

“Second Opinion” is an award-winning health series that takes viewers behind-the-scenes to discover first-hand how doctors navigate their way through medical decisions. Currently seen on more than 180 PBS stations across the country, the series is produced by WXXI, the University of Rochester and West 175 Productions. National funding for the series is provided by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. “Second Opinion” airs at 3 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sundays on WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11).

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