Mercy Medical Center North Iowa
The Other Heart Disease
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Mercy Heart Center Hosts Free Community Program
Cardiovascular Surgeon, Daniel J. Waters, Presents The Other Heart Disease

When most people hear the term heart disease they think of coronary artery disease, angina and heart attacks. Valvular Heart disease is the “other” heart disease that people often, mistakenly, believe is less serious or life threatening.

Mercy Heart Center’s cardiovascular surgeon, Daniel J. Waters, D.O., will present a free program “The Other Heart Disease” to the public on Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Mason City Room at the Mason City Public Library.

The program is intended to raise awareness about valve disease and encourage people to seek medical attention before the disease becomes life threatening. Participants will learn signs and symptoms of heart valve disease; how valve problems are diagnosed; the importance of surveillance of valve problems; and the risks that valve disease poses to well-being and longevity. The program is open to all ages with a focus for middle aged to older adults.

For more information about Mercy Heart Center’s Services for Heart Valve Disease, please visit or call 641-428-1414.