Sometimes it’s the illnesses that you can’t see that can be
the most harmful. Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is the enlargement of
the abdominal aorta. It is rarely symptomatic unless it ruptures—then
it can be fatal. The causes of the condition are unclear, but smoking,
high blood pressure and family history can all be risk factors. Fortunately,
with routine screening, early diagnosis, and appropriate intervention,
AAA can be treated and managed.
To learn more about abdominal aortic aneurysms and their signs, risk factors
and treatments, join J. King White, MD, FACC, for his lecture, Abdominal
Aortic Aneurysms: the Silent Killer, a free seminar.
Dr. White is a native of Lake Charles. He received his medical degree from
Louisiana State University Medical School in Shreveport. He went on to
complete his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in cardiology
at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is board
certified in cardiology through the American Board of Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular
Disease, and is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr.
White has treated patients in the Lake Area since 1988. He is experienced
in many facets of cardiovascular disease treatment including coronary
and peripheral vascular disease and aneurysm repair. As a notable figure
in the world of cardiology, Dr. White has served as lead investigator
in many medical studies throughout his career. He also performed the first
coronary artery stent in Southwest Louisiana, and pioneered the carotid
artery stent procedure that is widely used today.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: the Silent Killer is a free seminar being held
Friday, February 22 at 12 noon Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Shearman
Conference Center on Oak Park Blvd A. light lunch is provided and reservations
are required at least 24 hours in advance. For more information or to
make a reservation, please visit
lcmh.com/seminar or call (337) 494-2936.