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Highly respected heart specialist to speak in Tri-Cities

staff report • Feb 20, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Dr. William Messerschmidt, a cardiothoracic surgeon with Wellmont CVA Heart Institute will speak about innovations in open-heart surgery at Appalachian Christian Village on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

During "Straight Talk About Your Heart," Messerschmidt will showcase “off-pump” procedures, which have transformed the speed and safety of open-heart surgery. Additionally, Messerschmidt will answer questions from Tri-Cities area seniors and caregivers about heart health, and provide tips for eating, exercising and enjoying life.

The talk begins at 3 p.m., Feb. 27 at Appalachian Christian Village, one of the first established Continuing CareRetirement Communities in East Tennessee, 2012 Sherwood Drive, Johnson City.

Seating for this event is limited. To register, please visit www.christianvillage.org/info or call 877-302-8720.

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