Cardiovascular Care to be the focus of CMHS Seminar

By the end of the year parking will be available at the new parking structure at  CMH. Photo by John Ferritto.

Minimally-invasive cardiovascular care and common therapies for it will be the focus of a free seminar that Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Omid Fatemi, M.D., who specializes in interventional cardiology, will lead the discussion during the seminar to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, located at 147 N. Brent St.

February is Heart Health Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., with 5 million Americans hospitalized each year with chest pain and 1.1 million suffering heart attacks. Dr. Fatemi will focus on the advances in cardiovascular care and how they have improved quality of life for people with heart disease. He also will cover cardiac catheterization, radial catheterization, peripheral vascular interventions and structural heart interventions such as aortic valve replacement.

Dr. Fatemi received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, completed his residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas and his fellowship at Georgetown Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. Dr. Fatemi is on the medical staffs of Community Memorial Hospital and Ojai Valley Community Hospital.

Registration is free but reservations are required. To secure your reservations please visit cmhshealth.org/rsvp or call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006.

Future scheduled educational seminars include: Advances in Cardiovascular Care on Feb. 27 at the Soule Park Golf Course banquet room; Hyperthyroidism on March 8 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Oxnard; and Innovative Management & Treatment of Urinary and Defecatory Disorders on March 15 at CMH.

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