Heart lecture held May 26
|From left Dr. James L. Cox, Dr. J. Mark Williams, Dr. T. Bruce Ferguson and Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood Jr. pose for a photo at the Sealy Lecture in Cardiothoracic Surgery held May 26 at the East Carolina Heart Institute at East Carolina University. (Contributed photo)
By Doug Boyd
Dr. James L. Cox explained the function of heart valves and ways the durability of artificial valves can be improved and other topics during the ninth annual Sealy Lecture in Cardiothoracic Surgery held May 26 at the East Carolina Heart Institute at East Carolina University.
Cox is the Emeritus Evarts A. Graham Professor and chief in the division of cardiothoracic surgery at Washington University’s School of Medicine in St. Louis.
This yearly lecture honors Dr. Will C. Sealy, who developed surgical electrophysiology and the first methods to treat successfully Wolff-Parkinson-White re-entrant pathways. His work became the basic knowledge used currently to treat all cardiac arrhythmias, either surgically or by catheter-based techniques.
Cox’s lecture may be viewed online by visiting http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/echi/Lectures.cfm.