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Dr. Mori Krantz to deliver free lecture Saturday

Mori J. Krantz M.D. will provide a free lecture on cardiovascular disease and prevention at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Pagosa Mountain Clinic, 95 S. Pagosa Blvd. (adjacent to Pagosa Mountain Hospital) as part of the Early Detection Week kickoff.

This will be an informal gathering allowing those who attend to ask questions and receive expert advice. Bring your friends and family to learn about disease prevention and measures you can take in order to prevent the No. 1 killer in both men and women in the United States.

Krantz is director of the Prevention Department at the Colorado Prevention Center (CPC), a mission-driven academic research organization (ARO)

His department has created a statewide cardiovascular risk reduction program in Colorado that focuses on underserved populations.

Krantz did his undergraduate training at Emory University and graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. He is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians. He completed residency and fellowship training at the University of Colorado. Krantz founded the cardiac risk reduction program and cardiac rehabilitation unit at Denver Health, where he is a practicing clinical cardiologist. He is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado.

Krantz also directs CPC’s ECG core laboratory and is committed to cardiovascular safety in new drug development. Within the field of drug-induced arrhythmia, he serves on a US Department of Health and Human Services Expert Panel on cardiac safety. He is also a member of the FDA Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee. Krantz’s commitment to safety and quality of care is further exemplified by his service on the American Heart Association’s national steering committee, Get With The Guidelines, the largest inpatient quality improvement program in the US that has improved care for coronary artery disease, stroke, and heart failure patients. Krantz is an author or co-author of over 100 scholarly publications pertaining to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

For more information, contact Kelly Johnson, 731-9545.