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Live Heart Valve Repair to Be Performed During Oct. 23 Webcast

For immediate release Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007

Live Heart Valve Repair to Be Performed During Oct. 23 Webcast

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center cardiothoracic surgeons will perform a mitral heart valve repair using Gortex Chords® and a Medtronic Simplici-T Band® live Tuesday, Oct. 23 at noon.
Neal D. Kon, M.D., professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Wake Forest Baptist will perform the procedure. Edward H. Kincaid, M.D., assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery will assist. A. Robert Cordell, M.D., professor of cardiothoracic surgery emeritus will narrate the procedure and answer questions from viewers.
To view this live webcast, visit www.wfubmc.edu. The Webcast will also be archived at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center web site.

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Media contact: Jim Steele, (336) 716-3487, jsteele@wfubmc.edu., Bonnie Davis, bdavis@wfubmc.edu; or Shannon Koontz, shkoontz@wfubmc.edu, (336) 716-4587.

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. The system comprises 1,154 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.

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