Ask The Experts
Ask the Experts is a FREE community lecture series offered by SVMHS to
the community. The foundation of any health and wellness program is awareness
and education. Our Ask the Experts events will at times, bring together
a panel of medical professionals and on other occasions a single expert
to talk about issues of interest. All of these events will be free of
charge and offer community members an opportunity to have their questions
answered by medical professionals. For more information, call the Health
Promotion Department at 831-759-1890 .
ASK THE EXPERTS:
From Prevention to Survival
Innovations in Cardiac Care
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018
Ryan Ranch, 5 Lower Ragsdale, Monterey
5pm reception, 6pm program
5 Lower Ragsdale Drive
Ryan Ranch, Monterey
RSVP required. Please call 831-759-1890 or
Join us for a unique
Ask The Experts experience that will get you thinking differently about your heart health.
The appetizer and wine reception includes interactive demonstrations and
conversations with heart physicians dedicated to providing you with exceptional
The panel speakers will feature more of the latest technology and share
how it is working to help their patients live well with heart disease.
There’s also blood pressure screenings, giveaways, refreshments,
raffle drawings for a free Fitbit® and Coronary Calcium Score and more!
Patrick Griffith, MD
The Art of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Dr. Griffith is going to do a live demonstration of how he performs a coronary
artery bypass grafting (CABG).
Coronary artery bypass grafting is a type of surgery that improves blood
flow to the heart. This procedure is used to treat people who have severe
coronary heart disease. This is the most common type of open-heart-surgery.
It is highly effective, improves chance of survival and quality of life,
allows the person to have a more active lifestyle and significantly lowers
the risk of a heart attack.
Read more and meet Dr. Griffith in person as he performs a coronary artery
(got this info from this website: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/coronary-artery-bypass-grafting)
Deborah Meyers, MD
Heart Pumps: Innovation in Bioengineering
Dr. Meyers explains the future of heart pumps and how this innovation in
bioengineering has changed of people throughout the world.
People suffering from Heart Failure can now rely on highly advanced heart
pumps to help circulate blood throughout the body. The Ventricular Assist
Device (VAD) helps pump blood by moving blood from the left ventricle
and pumping it into the ascending aorta. The VAD can extend a person’s
life, improve debilitating symptoms and improve the quality of life.
Dr. Meyers is a cardiologist who brings creative problem solving, a patient-centered
focus in addition to a wealth of experience and expertise to her role
as Director of the new Cardiac Heart Failure Clinic at Salinas Valley Memorial.
Dr. Meyers explains how this device and other heart pumps are saving lives.
Kanae Mukai, MD
Echoes and the Heart: Highly Advanced Heart Scans
Be a part of a live Echoscan and discover the differences between Echo,
CT and MRI and why they are uniquely different in meeting patient and
Witness echoscans performed in patients living with heart disease and see
what physicians see. Learn how an echocardiogram is used to look at the
heart and blood vessels and how it provides information about the structure
and function of the heart to your health care team.
Dr. Kanae Mukai is a cardiologist. She considers patients to be extensions
of her family and takes pride in establishing and maintaining lasting
relationships with her patients based on trust and respect.
Read more about the heart scans and meet Dr. Mukai in person as she explains
why these scans are so vital.
Vincent DeFilippi, MD
Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement
Watch Dr. DeFilippi insert the new EDWARDS Elite Intuity valve in a heart
while using the latest in technology for tying surgical knots.
This kind of valve replacement is minimally invasive and does not require
open heart surgery. Find out how The EDWARDS INTUITY Elite valve system
is designed to facilitate minimally invasive surgery and streamline complicated
aortic valve replacements.
Vincent DeFilippi, MD is a cardiothoracic surgeon who has performed more
than 5,000 open heart surgeries during his 20-plus year career. Since
2008, he has served as the Director of Cardiac Surgery for Salinas Valley
Memorial Healthcare System. Read more about Dr. DeFilippi who U.S. News
& World Report has repeatedly named Top Doc.
Harlan Grogin, MD:
The WATCHMAN: Reducing Strokes
Join Dr. Grogin to learn more about the Watchman, a small device that can
be implanted in to the left atrial appendage of the heart to reduce the
risk of stroke.
If you or someone you know has Atrial Fibrillation also known as AFib not
cause by a heart valve problem you will want to learn more about the device.
It is a permanent implant designed to close the left atrial appendage
in the heart to help reduce the risk of stroke. Open heart surgery is
not required and the patient can go home the following day after the minimally
invasive procedure is performed. The small device is the only FDA approved
implant proven to reduce the risk of stroke in people with AFib not caused
by a heart valve problem.
Harlan Grogin, MD is a cardiac electrophysiologist which he describes as
an electrician for the heart- focusing on the heart’s timing, detecting
and treating any irregular heartbeats or arrhythmias. Read more and meet
Dr. Grogin in person as he explains how this life saving procedure works.
Christopher Oh, MD
Healthy Eating, Healthy Heart
Come taste the flavors of the Salinas Valley and learn how cooking heart
healthy can be fast and easy.
Join cardiologist Dr. Oh as he demonstrates how a healthy diet equals a
healthy heart and how planning meals in advance can lead to better health
for you and your family. Learn which foods are better for your heart and
how to incorporate them in your meals. Dr. Oh strongly believes that good
nutrition and a mostly plant based diet can even reverse heart disease.
During a cardiovascular disease fellowship at Loma Linda University Medical
Center, Dr. Oh was honored as chief cardiology fellow.
Read more and meet Dr. Oh as he shares one of his favorites juice drinks
and yes you get a chance to taste it and go home with the recipe.
Steven Regwan, MD
Recording Your Beating Heart
Come see the latest in technology for recording your heart events and transmitting
data to your doctor’s fingertips.
Dr. Regwan will demonstrate how a device called Wireless Loop records the
electrical signals of your heart and allows your cardiologist to see how
your heart is functioning. The information collected leads the physician
to make a diagnosis and to develop a treatment plan.
Dr. Regwan, is a cardiologist specializing in invasive cardiology, including
advanced procedures such as permanent pacemaker implantation.
Read more and meet Dr. Regwan as he demonstrates how the Wireless Loop