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Feeling faint? Heart health expert Dr. Satish Raj can tell you why

Popular Libin 101 public education talks become ongoing series: next event takes place Aug. 12 at Shawnessy Library
August 10, 2016
The inaugural Libin 101 discussion series on heart health proved so popular, the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta will now hold ongoing free public educational events. Libin 101 past presenters and cardiac surgeons, from left to right,  Drs. Paul Fedak, Andrew Maitland, Scott McClure and Imtiaz Ali.

The inaugural Libin 101 discussion series on heart health proved so popular, the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta will now hold ongoing free public educational events. Libin 101 past presenters and cardiac surgeons, from left to right,  Drs. Paul Fedak, Andrew Maitland, Scott McClure and Imtiaz Ali.

After tremendous success with its inaugural Libin 101 event on Feb. 25, 2016, the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta is proud to announce Libin 101 will now be an ongoing free public educational event series.

Created for the general public, these talks will allow its attendees to meet some of Calgary’s expert cardiac researchers and clinicians, and have the opportunity to learn about a variety of topics surrounding the human heart, cardiovascular health promotion and disease prevention, and some of the most interesting cardiac research currently underway in Calgary.

Talks to be held in libraries, cafes and pubs

Talks will be held at a variety of local establishments such as the Calgary Public Library, cafes, and pubs and will be facilitated by experts from the Libin Institute.

“It’s not often the public gets to meet cardiovascular experts and we want our specialists to be accessible to all Calgarians,” says Dr. Todd Anderson, Libin Institute director. “Our goal is to improve the heart health of Calgarians, and we are most likely to be successful in achieving this by sharing knowledge and engaging with the community.” 

Libin 101’s first summer talk will be on syncope (fainting) and will be held on Aug. 12 from 2–3:30 p.m. at the Shawnessy Library. It will be hosted by syncope specialist, Dr. Satish Raj, associate professor at the Cumming School of Medicine and cardiac electrophysiologist. This talk will touch on a variety of areas such as the common causes of fainting, what to look for, and what strategies to use if you or a loved one feels faint.

Audience encouraged to ask questions

These events are meant to be interactive, so discussion and questions from the audience are welcomed and encouraged. 

For more information on Libin 101 and to find out about more upcoming events please visit libin101.ca #Libin101

The Libin Institute is an entity of the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services. It coordinates all cardiovascular science research, education and patient care across Calgary and serves a population of two million people in Southern Alberta, Saskatchewan and Eastern British Columbia.