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Oct. 20 presentation explores surgical treatment of stroke

The Kentucky Heart Foundation is pleased to present The Role of Surgery in the Treatment of Patients with Stroke: The Evidence, a free continuing medical/nursing education program for health professionals. 

/uploadedImages/KDMC/Marketing/Physician_Directory/Choutka.jpgRegistration and dinner begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Heritage House Hotel, 1887 U.S. 23.

Beginning at 6 p.m., King’s Daughters Medical Center neurosurgeon Ondrej Choutka, M.D., will discuss indications for decompressive procedures in ischemic stroke and describe the evidence behind surgical treatment of intracerebral hemorrhage and arterio occlusive disease.

The program is intended to increase participants’ knowledge of the role of surgery in the treatment of stroke and is tailored to the learning needs of primary care physicians, neurologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Advance registration is required and may be completed by:

When registering, please provide full name, credentials, mailing address, daytime phone and email address.

The Kentucky Heart Foundation is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians; the program has been approved for 1 CME credit. The Kentucky Board of Nursing has approved the program for 1.2 nursing contact hours.

For more information on CME credits, contact Betsy Donahue at (606) 408-4619; for information on nursing contact hours, contact Vickie Risner, RN, MSN, at Highlands Regional Medical Center at (606) 889-6090. 

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