November 16, 2005 07:15 ET

REMINDER: Presents: Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Live CME Webcast: November 16th, 2005 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m EST (23:00 UTC)

HARTFORD, CT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 16, 2005 -- Interventional radiologists at Hartford Hospital will perform a procedure on a woman suffering from painful uterine fibroids in a live internet broadcast on November 16th, 2005 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm EST. Dr. Michael Hallisey will perform the procedure. Drs. Domenic Zambuto, and John Greene, Co-Director of Women's Health at Hartford Hospital will moderate the event.

For 40 percent of women over 40, uterine fibroids are troublesome growths that can interfere with daily life by causing excessive bleeding, pain, or pressure on the bladder. Now a new minimally invasive approach called uterine artery embolization treats the condition by starving the fibroid of blood supply, avoiding the need for hysterectomy. Watch as Hartford Hospital physicians perform a live embolization by inserting tiny plastic particles through a catheter to plug the blood vessels leading to the tumor. Viewers will have the ability to email questions to physicians for an on-camera response.

A recent study by George Washington University published in the December 2005 issue of Current Opinions in Obstetrics and Gynecology finds that the outcomes of Uterine Fibroid Embolization are comparable to those that occur after hysterectomy. Health-related quality-of-life studies have confirmed the positive impact of the procedure.

Visit now to learn more. Dr Michael Hallisey's overview of the Uterine Fibroid Embolization procedure is available at

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Contact Information

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    Alex Fraser
    Director of Marketing OR-Live / slp3D, Inc
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