Christiana Care’s annual Heart Month community lecture, “Matters of the Heart,” drew more than 200 members of the community to the John H. Ammon Medical Education Center Feb. 16 to hear three Christiana Care heart specialists deliver presentations on current topics in heart medicine:
- Kirk Garratt, M.D., MSc., John H. Ammon Chair of Cardiology and associate medical director of the Center for Heart & Vascular Health, who is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease with added qualifications in interventional cardiology, moderated and spoke on the topic of “Changes and Challenges in Cardiovascular Care.”
- Anand Kenia, M.D., a cardiac electrophysiologist with Christiana Care Cardiology Consultants, who is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, echocardiography and clinical cardiac electrophysiology, presented “Modern Heart Pacemakers – Smaller, Simpler, Better.”
- Neil Wimmer, M.D., an interventional cardiologist with Christiana Care Cardiology Consultants, who is s board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology discussed “A New Standard for Aortic Stenosis – Non-Surgical Heart Valve Replacement.”
The audience was actively engaged in asking questions about health care and heart medicine following the presentations.
“We really look forward to this event each year. It’s a chance to talk not just with our patients and their families, but with the broader community,” said Dr. Garratt. “We appreciate the chance to show off what we’re doing, and we really enjoy connecting with our neighbors.”