Advanced Treatments for Mitral Heart Valve Repair & Replacement

Contributed by Cottage Health

The Cottage Heart and Vascular Center at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital offers advanced treatments for patients who need a mitral heart valve repair or replacement.

The mitral valve is located on the left side of the heart and controls blood flow from the upper to the lower heart chamber. When the mitral valve is damaged, it may no longer open or close properly and can cause serious health issues.

Dr. Michael Shenoda, interventional cardiologist, and Dr. Alan Malki, cardio-thoracic surgeon, will be at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on June 27 to discuss the latest treatments and procedures that can help improve the quality of life for patients suffering from mitral valve problems. The 45-minute presentation will be followed by ample time for questions from the audience.

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital’s Heart and Vascular Center is a nationally recognized regional destination for cardiovascular expertise and medical management of complex heart and vascular conditions.

Meet the Doctor:  Advancements in the Treatment of Mitral Valve Disease

Speakers:  Michael Shenoda, MD, interventional cardiologist

                     Alan Malki, MD, cardio-thoracic surgeon

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 27, 2017, from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Place: Burtness Auditorium, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (enter at Bath St. lobby)

To register for the FREE event, please call:  1-844-51-HEART 

About Cottage Health  www.cottagehealth.org

The not-for-profit Cottage Health is the leader in providing advanced medical care to the Central Coast region.  Specialties include the Cottage Children’s Medical Center, Level 2 Trauma Center, Neuroscience Institute, Heart & Vascular Center, Center for Orthopedics, and Rehabilitation Hospital. The Cottage Health medical staff is comprised of more than 700 physicians, many with subspecialties typically found only at university medical centers. Last year, the Cottage Health hospitals in Goleta, Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley provided inpatient care for 19,000 people, treated 78,000 patients through their 24-hour emergency departments and helped deliver 2,500 newborns.