Cardiovascular disease: What’s new?

Klopf Fredric MD webAccording to the American Heart Association, every 38 seconds, a person dies of cardiovascular disease in the United States, where it continues to be the No. 1 cause of death.

Advances in treating heart disease are regularly achieved, as breakthrough technologies and treatments emerge. Fredric A. Klopf, M.D., a cardiologist with Cardiac Solutions, will be in PebbleCreek at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, to discuss new treatments and how you can ensure that the latest, tested, life-saving technologies and treatments can continue to be available.

He will describe recent updates in the treatment of coronary-artery disease, atrial fibrillation, heart failure and valvular disease. He will discuss a minimally invasive method to replace narrowed aortic valves (TAVR), the use of an implant to reduce the risk of stroke (Watchman) and a miniature clip used to repair the mitral valve (MitraClip).

Klopf is board certified in cardiology and interventional cardiology and has been in practice for more than 30 years.A former member of Sun Health Foundation’s Board of Trustees. he attended Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, and completed his Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Cardiac Solutions, with three West Valley locations, provides a comprehensive range of cardiac health services to the general public and referred patients.

Tickets to all Monday Morning Lectures are $5 at the door of the Renaissance Theater.

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