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Free Lunch & Learn: Normal Aging or Signs of Heart Valve Disease?

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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, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.