BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General will host a June 26 Lunch
and Learn event on heart valve disease. More than five million Americans
are diagnosed with some form of the disease each year.
“Many people remain undiagnosed with heart valve disease because
they write off their symptoms – a slowdown in normal activity, fatigue
or shortness of breath – as normal signs of aging,” said Dr.
V. Antoine Keller, a board-certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon
at Baton Rouge General.
During the lunch and learn, Dr. Keller will discuss heart valve disease
including aortic stenosis, which is the most common type. He will share
details on who is most at risk, how to identify the symptoms, and what
treatment options are available.
The noon event will be held at BRG’s Bluebonnet campus, with lunch
provided. The event is free, and
registration is required.
About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community
hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General
opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community
with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital
since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as an affiliate of Tulane University
School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including
a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine
Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine
Fellowship Program. For more information, visit
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