Lecture Series: Time to Take a Breath
Please join us Tuesday, March 10, for an informative lecture on Congestive Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, simply known as COPD.
The lecture, presented by Pulmonologist Dr. Atul Mehta of Cleveland, Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic, will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the Cultural Center Theater.
Dr. Mehta is the Clinic’s Past Vice Chairman of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, and Past Medical Director of Lung Transplantation. As a pulmonologist, he deals primarily with the treatment of lung cancer, diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy, lung transplantation, interstitial lung diseases and pulmonary hypertension. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and pulmonary diseases.
Dr. Mehta has a patent on the Flexible Biopsy and Aspiration Needle, for which he won Cleveland Clinic’s Innovator Award in 2006. He has received national recognition for his work, making the lists of Top Doctors in America, Best Doctors in America and Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.
There are two common conditions that cause COPD:
- Chronic bronchitis is inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from the air sacs (alveoli) of the lungs. It’s characterized by daily cough and mucus production.
- Emphysema is a condition in which the alveoli at the end of the smallest air passages (bronchioles) of the lungs are destroyed as a result of damaging exposure to cigarette smoke and other irritating gases and particulate matter.
Please join us for an opportunity to learn more about lung conditions and the latest research. There will be a cocktail reception following Dr. Mehta’s lecture. Our sincere appreciation goes to Healthnetwork Foundation for sponsoring this lecture. Please RSVP to 305-367-6777 if you will be attending Dr. Mehta’s lecture.