CLEVELAND CLINIC CARDIAC SURGEONS WILL SPEAK AT WESTLAKE PORTER PUBLIC LIBRARY

Westlake Porter Library

(Westlake) Doctors Marc Gillinov and Steven Nissen, cardiac surgeons at the Cleveland

Clinic, will speak about heart health at Westlake Porter Public Library on Tuesday,

February 26 at 7 p.m. They will also sign copies of their book, Heart 411, which will be

available for purchase courtesy of Barnes and Noble.

Dr. Gillinov is a staff cardiac surgeon at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family

Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He has special expertise in several types

of cardiac valve surgeries and replacements, and is Surgical Director of the Center for

Atrial Fibrillation at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to co-authoring Heart 411, Dr.

Gillinov is the medical editor of the Cleveland Clinic’s Cardiac Consult and has served

on the editorial boards of e-Cleveland Clinic, The Heart Surgery Forum, Innovations, the

Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and the Journal of Cardiac Surgery. He

received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Nissen is the Chairman of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of

Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. For the last two decades his research

has focused on the use of intravascular ultrasound imaging (IVUS) for the assessment of

coronary atherosclerosis, and he has served as International Principle Investigator for

several large IVUS trials. Dr. Nissen has also served on a variety of boards in the medical

community, lectures both nationally and internationally, and has advised the FDA and

testified about drug safety before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. In

addition to co-authoring Heart 411, he has written over 350 journal articles and 60 book

chapters, and is the current editor of Current Cardiology Report, and senior consulting

editor to the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

To register for the program please call 440-250-5462 or visit http://

signup.westlakelibrary.org:8080. Westlake Porter Public Library is located at 27333

Center Ridge Road in Westlake.

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