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Queen of the Valley Medical Center Presents Free Public Seminars during February, Healthy Heart Month


In honor of February as Healthy Heart Month, Queen of the Valley Medical Center will present a free "Heart to Heart" speakers series for the public on February 12, 20 and 24 featuring important heart related-topics.

"Queen of the Valley Regional Heart Center is committed to providing the latest information on heart health and cardiac treatment options," says Jaime Peñaherrera, director of marketing and communications at the medical center. "Our distinguished medical and hospital staff is able to share their expertise on a wide range of subjects during this series, given the variety of services the medical center offers. The Queen is uniquely positioned to offer a full continuum of care for North Bay residents."

On Thursday, February 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Queen of the Valley, 1000 Trancas Street, Dr. Richard Hongo, a cardiologist and electrophysiology specialist, will discuss "The Latest Interventional Treatments for Heart Arrhythmias, as well as Electrophysiology Studies and Interventions, Pacemakers and ICDs." A discussion on diet and stress management will follow the main presentation. The talks will be held in the main conference room at Queen of the Valley.

Chris Henderson, N.D. L.Ac., will present "Acupuncture and a Healthy Heart: Tips for Improving Cardiovascular Functioning" on Friday, February 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Queen of the Valley’s Wellness Center.

For the final session in the series, on Tuesday, February 24, from 6 to 8 p.m, in the main conference room at Queen of the Valley, Dr. Robert Klingman, a cardiothoracic surgeon, will lead a discussion on "Heart Surgery – On Pump Versus Off Pump, Valve Surgery and Robotics." Those attending are invited to stay afterward for a panel discussion by registered nurses specially trained in cardiac rehabilitation.

Queen of the Valley’s cardiac services include education on prevention of heart disease, the latest diagnostic technologies and medical and surgical treatments, and a full cardiac rehabilitation program. Among the state-of-the art heart surgical procedures offered by Queen of the Valley are off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery, minimally invasive procedures, and robotic-assisted surgery. The Queen, through its Wellness Center, offers a full cardiac rehabilitation program that features monitored exercise, stress counseling, diet assessment and education, and peer group support.

For more information on the Heart to Heart Seminars, or to RSVP, call 707-251-3657.

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About Queen of the Valley Medical Center

Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a 191-bed, acute-care facility founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. The Queen is the largest health care facility and one of the largest employers in Napa County. Services provided include: a Regional Heart Center, a Regional Orthopedic Center, a Regional Cancer Center approved with commendations by the American College of Surgeons, a Women’s Center, maternity and infant care, inpatient and outpatient minimally invasive surgery, occupational health, imaging center and full-service emergency department, among many other specialty services. More information about Queen of the Valley Medical Center can be found at

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