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Creighton Hosts 13th Annual Vincent Runco Jr. Lecture

Creighton University welcomes the man who literally wrote the book on heart disease to give the 13th Annual Vincent Runco Jr., M.D. Lecture on Wednesday, April 3 at Alegent Creighton Health Creighton University Medical Center Morrison Seminar Room. Robert O. Bonow, M.D., M.S., MACC, the Goldberg Distinguished Professor of Cardiology, vice chairman of the Department of Medicine and director of the Center for Cardiovascular Innovation at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and one of four editors of Braunwald's Heart Disease, will speak to attendees about evidence-based management of valvular heart disease.

Bonow's presentation will focus on the physiological adaptations of the heart due to chronic pressure, the indications for valve surgery based on current guidelines and the limitations of an evidence-based approach to making decisions in patients with valvular heart disease.

The lecture is a part of the Vincent Runco Jr., M.D. Visiting Scholar Program. Runco opened the Creighton Cardiac Center in 1962 alongside Richard Booth, M.D. with the goal of educating local physicians on advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. During his 31 years with the Cardiac Center, Runco helped educate nearly 4,000 medical students and residents, as well as more than 120 cardiology fellows.

The lecture will begin at noon; registration opens at 11:30 a.m. Continuing education credit is available.