Physician Peter A. Knight, who is a professor in the department of cardiac surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center, was the guest speaker at the June 17 meeting the Mended Hearts Chapter 50 Meeting in the Webster Columbus Center
He discussed newer techniques for the treatment of aortic valve disease specifically transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and minimally invasive aortic valve replacement.
Mended Hearts, a national nonprofit organization affiliated with the American College of Cardiology, has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers for more than 60 years. Total membership is over 20,000.
Mended Hearts began in 1951 when Dwight Harken, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Brigham Hospital in Boston, saw a need for a support group to help his patients after they had undergone heart surgery. The Greater Rochester Chapter was established in 1966. For more information, visit www.mendedheartsrochester.com.
Photo: Physician Peter A. Knight, M.D. (second from left) was the guest speaker at a recent meeting sponsored by Mended Hearts Chapter 50. Organization’s officers in the photo are, from left, Bernard Quinlan, Marlene Adams and Eugene Binder.