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Emory Saint Joseph's to host Heart Failure Symposium

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Mary Beth Spence
Senior Manager, Media Relations

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and the Emory Advanced Heart Failure Therapy Center are hosting the second annual Southern Symposium on Heart Failure on Oct. 22 in the Emory Saint Joseph's Auditorium. Led by David Markham, MD, medical director of the Advanced Heart Failure Therapy Center at Emory Saint Joseph's, the conference will provide the most current information on the treatment of advanced heart failure patients presented by Emory Healthcare physicians and staff.

Special guest speakers Javed Butler, MD, chief of the Divison of Cardiology at Stony Brook Medicine, will provide insights into the latest heart failure guidelines, while Stuart Russell, MD, chief of Heart Failure and Transplantation at Johns Hopkins Hospital, will share an update on left ventricular assist devices(LVAD).

Additionally, the educational sessions will cover dilemmas in heart transplantation, cardiac complications from chemotherapy,coronary artery diseases in patients with heart failure, preventing readmissions, nursing challenges and the role of palliative care in heart failure management.

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