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Queen of the Valley "Heart to Heart" Speakers Series Shares Latest Heart Health Tips and Treatments


(Napa – February 2, 2009) – February is Heart Month and Queen of the Valley Medical Center, the region’s leading provider of heart care services, will be once again sponsoring a series of "Heart to Heart" public forums to share exciting information about the very latest developments in heart disease prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.

"Here at Queen of the Valley Medical Center physicians and other fine clinicians have access to the very latest and most effective diagnosis and treatment technology, along with the wonderful rehabilitation services of the Queen of the Valley Wellness Center," says Dr. Fraley. "Each year at this time we offer programs for the public to share the good news about new developments in heart care treatment and technology…and to let our friends and neighbors experience firsthand some of the wonderful opportunities for improved heart health that are available here at the Queen."

All interested members of our community are invited to join Queen of the Valley Medical Center staff and distinguished guest speakers in a series of free seminars discussing some of today’s most essential cardiac issues at the following times and locations.

Heart to Heart I

Wednesday, February 10th at 6:00pm at Main Conference Rooms

Topic 1: Cardiac Disease: Prevention, Diagnosis & Treatments Available at the Queen.
Speaker: Alexander Fraley, MD

Topic 2: Cardiac Rehabilitation: Life Beyond Cardiac Surgery.
Speaker: Ursula Meade, RN

Heart to Heart I I

Wednesday, February 17th at 5:00pm

Catheterization Laboratory Tour: Meet at the Main Entrance Lobby

Seminars start at 6:00pm at Main Conference Rooms

Topic 1: Electrophysiology: Latest Interventional Treatments and Studies for Heart Arrhythmias, Pacemakers and ICDs.
Speaker: Richard Hongo, MD

Topic 2: Cardiac Rehabilitation: Life Beyond Cardiac Surgery.

Speaker: Cathern Kipsey, RN CPT

All "Heart to Heart" tours and seminars are free and open to the public.

To register call 1.877.QUEEN LINE (1.877. 783.3654).

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

For a free physician referral call 1-877-QUEEN LINE (1-877-783-3654) or visit

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