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Free Seminar: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm the Silent Killer

Dr. King WhiteSometimes 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 or call (337) 494-2936.