Congestive Heart Failure: Improving Your Chances of Survival

Added on May 18, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

Ochsner offers Hello Health Discussion on the Signs and Symptoms of CHF

NEW ORLEANS - Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is caused by many conditions that affect the heart muscle, such as a heart attack or coronary artery disease, and roughly 550,000 Americans are diagnosed with heart failure each year. The Hello Health discussion on CHF will take place on Tuesday, May 27 at 12:00 p.m. with Ochsner Cardiologists, Dr. Hector Ventura and Dr. Rohit Amin at Ralph's on the Park, 900 City Park Avenue in New Orleans.

There is a $15.00 registration fee and, lunch is included.  To register, call 1-866-OCHSNER (1-866-624-7637) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Ochsner Health System ( is a non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system dedicated to patient care, research and education.  The system includes seven hospitals and over 35 health centers located throughout Southeast Louisiana.  Ochsner employs over 600 physicians in 80 medical specialties and subspecialties and 450 clinical research trials annually.  Ochsner was ranked one of the "Best Places to Work" by New Orleans CityBusiness in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and received the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 12 consecutive years.  Ochsner was ranked as "Best" Hospital by U.S. News and World Report in July 2007.  Ochsner has more than 10,000 employees system-wide.

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