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UPMC Passavant Hosting Free, Virtual Alive & Well Presentation ‘Building a Stronger Heart’

For Journalists

Karen Beardsley
Senior Manager

Lisa Lombardo
Director, Public Relations

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WHAT: UPMC Passavant is hosting a free live, virtual event where participants will hear about the latest advancements and options in cardiovascular surgery, including open heart surgery, minimally invasive heart valve repair and replacement, and more.


Registration is available at Registrants will be sent a confirmation email with access to view the virtual presentation.


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WHY: Heart surgery once was an ordeal for patients. Today, minimally invasive heart surgery involves small incisions and robotic tools for greater precision and more successful outcomes.



WHEN: 10 a.m., Thursday, June 17


Note to Media: To cover this event, prior arrangements must be made by contacting Karen Beardsley at 814-392-3362 or