March 24, 2005 07:15 ET Presents: Heart Surgery: Valve Repair for Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation

View This CME Event Live at 4:00 pm EST (2100 UTC) Tuesday, March 29, 2005

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 24, 2005 -- Patrick M. McCarthy, MD Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery Co-Director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL, will present his valve repair for ischemic mitral regurgitation during a live webcast on March 29 at 4:00 pm EST on

Dr. McCarthy has achieved national and international recognition in the field of complex adult cardiac surgery, including valves, cardiac transplantation, mechanical ventricular assist devices, coronary artery bypass, minimally invasive surgery, aneurysm repair and atrial fibrillation ablation. He has performed several thousand heart operations, averaging 450 per year.

Dr. McCarthy developed the Edwards "MC3" three-dimensional annuloplasty system for the repair of tricuspid regurgitation. He also recently modified this three-dimensional design concept to develop a ring to repair the mitral valve. He has more patents pending and projects underway to facilitate other valve operations, minimally invasive heart operations, and catheter-based approaches to valve disease.

Edwin Clyde McGee, Jr., MD, also of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, will moderate the live presentation and real-time web audience interaction during the hour-long program.

Dr. McGee's special interests include heart failure, transplantation, mechanical assistance, coronary surgery, valve repair, aortic surgery, endocarditis, maze procedure, IHSS septal myectomy, and re-operative surgery. A member of the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation and an assistant professor at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. McGee has been inducted into both the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies.

This activity for cardiac surgeons has been approved for AMA PRA credit. This activity is a joint sponsorship of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences and slp3D, Inc.

This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Edwards Lifesciences LLC (NYSE: EW)

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Note to Editors: In paragraph 3, the name "MC3" should properly have a superscripted numeral "3," a character that cannot transmit over the wire.

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