Stroke and Cardiovascular Disease
Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood Jr., Dr. Wiley Nifong, Dr. Evelio Rodruigez, Dr. Clinton Faulk
Cardiovascular disease is an endemic problem in eastern North Carolina and accounts for more deaths than any other medical illness. The East Carolina Heart Institute is committed to improve the health of individuals suffering from cardiovascular diseases. In addition, the robotic cardiac surgery program pioneered the field of minimally invasive cardiac surgery and surgeons at the University have the worlds largest experience.
Stroke is the most common cause of neurological deficit and kills or disables thousands of Americans every year. In this class, you will learn the risk factors for and the frequency of stroke in eastern North Carolina as well as gain an understanding of the disabling effects of stroke and the benefits of rehabilitation including promotion of functional independence.
The workshops presented on September 17 will also be repeated this night including experiencing the robotic systems in the robotic training facility.
A display of health information will be provided by Ms. Beth Ketterman, Laupus Library outreach librarian.
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Stroke and Cardiovascular Disease Bibliography *
Robotic Mitral Valve Surgery: Sculpting the Future of Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery - Chitwood (PowerPoint)
Stroke and Functional Rehabilitation - Faulk (PowerPoint)
Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood Jr. | Photo
Dr. Clinton Faulk | Photo | Bio *
Ms. Beth Ketterman | Photo | Bio *
Dr. Wiley Nifong | Photo
Dr. Bill Price | Photo
Dr. Skip Robey | Photo
Dr. Evelio Rodruigez | Photo
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