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King's Daughters Announces Summer Motion 2009 Activities

King's Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) is announcing two new medical displays as well as screenings and other fun activities which will be offered at Summer Motion in Ashland, Ky. Exhibits, screenings and activities will be available Saturday, July 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, July 5, from noon to 4 p.m. To learn more about KDMC's Summer Motion activities, call toll-free: 1.888.377.KDMC

The Mega Heart™

MEGA HeartThe MEGA Heart™ is a unique interactive tool which displays the complex heart anatomy so that the general public can visualize the diseases that cause the greatest number of deaths in our society.

Presented by Medical Inflatable Exhibits, Inc., the MEGA Heart™ is a 12-foot tall, 21-foot long, 14-foot wide replica of the human heart that provides visitors with a close-up view of healthy and diseased tissue, artificial valves and a stent, as well as the damage caused by a heart attack.

Visitors enter the exhibit through the largest vein that feeds the heart, the superior vena cava, and exit through the largest artery that leaves the heart, the aorta. During the tour, they learn about cardiovascular functions, observe examples of various types of heart disease and read about the latest medical treatments for heart problems.

da Vinci® Surgical System

da Vinci CutoutThe da Vinci® Surgical System is designed to provide surgeons enhanced capabilities, including breakthrough visualization, precision and control.

The system translates the surgeon's hand movements on its controls into more precise movements of miniaturized instruments inside the body.

These advances allow surgeons to perform complex procedures - traditionally using large incisions - through just a few tiny openings.

Every surgical maneuver performed is controlled by the surgeon.

The da Vinci Surgical System has been used successfully in thousands of surgical procedures worldwide, and is used by King's Daughters physicians for minimally invasive:

  • hysterectomy
  • prostate removal
  • heart mitral valve repair

KDMC Summer Motion screenings include:

  • total cholesterol
  • blood pressure
  • blood oxygen
  • education

Kids activities include:

  • Stuffee - A 7-foot tall educational tool that teaches kids about our internal organs.
  • Kids fingerprinting

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