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Connections: The latest research on heart failure diagnosis and treatment

Feb 1, 2018

According to the CDC, about 5.7 million American adults have heart failure, but cardiologists want patients to know it isn’t a death sentence. New research and treatment methods – including devices and other forms of technology – are helping patients live longer, healthier lives.

Our guests discuss the latest research, and we hear from a local heart transplant patient who shares her story. Our guests:

  • Dr. Scott Feitell, M.D., cardiologist at the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute at Rochester Regional Health
  • Jackie Fields, heart failure patient and heart transplant recipient
  • Dr. Antonio Perez, M.D., cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic