Past Web Chats

Here you’ll find archived transcripts from live web chats with our heart and vascular doctors.


Mitral Valve Disease Chat Transcript

February 25, 2014 – Douglas Murphy, MD and Michael Halkos, MD

Emory Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery Douglas Murphy, MD, and Asst. Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael Halkos, MD, recently hosted an online web chat to discuss “Mitral Valve Disease.” During the interactive chat, Drs. Murphy and Halkos answered questions about mitral valve disease, mitral valve regurgitation and treatment options, including discussion of when minimally invasive robotic surgery may be the right option.


Preventing & Treating Heart Disease in Women Chat Transcript

February 11, 2014 – Alexis Cutchins, MD

Educate yourself on what you can do to prevent heart disease by taking a look at a transcript from a recent web chat titled “Preventing and treating heart disease in women,” hosted by Emory Women’s Heart Center cardiologist at Emory University Hospital Midtown, Alexis Cutchins. Dr. Cutchins answered questions on risk factors, symptoms, prevention and treatments for women with heart disease.


Heart Healthy Eating Chat Transcript

December 10, 2013 - Gina Lundberg, MD

Gina Lundberg, MD, the Director of the Emory Women’s Heart Center recently hosted a chat filled with tips on how to prepare our menus during the holidays. During the interactive chat, participants directed questions ranging from general heart healthy diet tips to recipe modification ideas to Dr. Lundberg, who is one of the leading authorities on heart disease in women in the country as well.


Women and Heart Disease Chat Transcript

April 9, 2013 – Farheen Shirazi, MD

Emory Heart & Vascular Center cardiologist Dr. Farheen Shirazi, conducted a chat that answered questions such as: What women can do to prevent heart disease, the importance of getting treatment right away and the research underway to combat heart disease in women.


Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Young Athletes Chat Transcript

August 9, 2012 – B. Robinson Williams III, MD

Emory Heart & Vascular Center cardiologist and director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy clinic, B. Robinson Williams III, MD hosted a free live chat answering questions about sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes including causes, symptoms, and how to quickly treat if it occurs.


Young Women & Heart Disease Chat Transcript

May 15, 2012 – Dr. Susmita Parashar

Emory Heart & Vascular Center preventive heart disease specialist, Susmita Parashar, MD hosted a free live web chat on to provide answers to our community’s questions about young women and heart disease. Topics covered include heart disease prevention, heart disease risk factors, and more.


Stress & Heart Disease Chat Transcript

February 28, 2012 – Dr. Susmita Parashar

Emory Heart & Vascular Center preventive heart disease specialist, Susmita Parashar, MD hosted a free live web chat on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 to provide information linking stress to heart disease as well as answer questions on how to best balance your life to reduce stress.


Heart Healthy Foods Chat Transcript

February 9, 2012 – Cheryl Williams, RD/LD

As part of our Heart Month celebration, Cheryl Williams, RD/LD hosted a chat to help our community learn how to eat heart healthy! Check out the transcript from our chat with Emory Heart & Vascular Center nutritionist Cheryl A. Williams, RD, LD, where she answered questions about what the best food choices are for your heart, shared recipe ideas, and provided ideas for your favorite current recipes that will help keep your heart healthy.


Varicose Veins Chat Transcript

January 24, 2012 – Stephen Konigsberg

Do you know more than 80 million Americans suffer from varicose veins and/or spider veins? Check out the transcript from an online interactive Q & A chat on the topic Varicose and Spider Veins. Topics covered include the differences between varicose and spider veins, surgical vs. non-surgical varicose vein treatments, and tips to prevent varicose veins.


High Blood Pressure Web Chat Transcript

December 6, 2011 – Dr. Susmita Parashar

An interactive online Q & A web chat on the topic of Hypertension, or high blood pressure, which affects 1 in 3 people. Dr. Parashar chats with attendees about symptoms to look out for, hypertension risk factors, steps to lower high blood pressure, and methods of managing hypertension.


Women & Heart Disease Live Chat Transcript

October 19, 2011 – Dr. Ijeoma Isiadinso

An interactive online Q & A web chat on the topic of Women & Heart Disease. Over 40 million women in the U.S. are currently living with heart disease. Dr. Isiadinso answers questions about heart disease risk factors, symptoms, and prevention.


Arrhythmia Live Chat Transcript

August 24, 2011 – Dr. Mikhael El-Chami

An interactive online Q & A web chat on the topic of Arrhythmias. Dr. El-Chami discusses arrhythmia symptoms, medications, tips for living with an Arrhythmia, new clinical trials and more in this interactive web chat.


Running & Your Heart Live Chat Transcript

June 29, 2011 – Dr. Michael Lloyd

An interactive online Q & A web chat on the topic of Running & Your Heart. Dr. Lloyd discusses training, nutrition, injury prevention, running with heart conditions and more in this interactive web chat.


Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Live Chat Transcript

April 25, 2011 – Dr. Khusrow Niazi

An interactive online Q & A web chat on the topic of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). Dr. Niazi answers PAD questions and discusses various PAD/PVD topics  including prevention, detection, healthy nutrition tips, cardiac rehabilitation and innovative new PAD research.


Heart Disease Prevention Live Chat Transcript

February 21, 2011 – Dr. Larry Sperling

An interactive online Q & A web chat on the topic of heart disease prevention. Dr. Sperling answers heart disease questions and discusses various heart disease topics  including prevention, detection, healthy nutrition tips, cardiac rehabilitation and innovative new cardiovascular research on the horizon. Transcript (PDF)


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