Congestive heart failure topic of Feb. 22 On Call

Congestive heart failure topic of Feb. 22 On Call Congestive heart failure is the topic on the Feb. 22 edition of On Call.

On Call producer Lindsey Meyers and Medical Editor Dr. Rick Holm will discuss the issue with area medical experts. Scheduled guests include Dr. Galen Vonk from the North Central Heart Institute and Dr. Charles O'Brien with the Sioux Valley Clinic Heart Partners.

"Congestive heart failure is a serious condition with no cure. We'll answer patients' questions and tell them about possible treatment options," Meyers said. "We'll tell viewers about a program in South Dakota which is helping heart failure patients cut down on their hospital visits. We'll also give tips on eating a more heart-healthy diet. And we'll talk to one patient who is working with her doctor to live a full life, despite her heart failure."

On Call is a weekly program about medicine on South Dakota Public Broadcasting � Television. The South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service

produces the program.

On Call is the only medical program endorsed by the South Dakota State Medical Association and the South Dakota Department of Health. It is made possible by major underwriter support from Sioux Valley Clinic and Avera Health. Additional sponsors include The South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care, GlaxoSmithKline, Dakotacare, Brookings Hospital, Rapid City Regional Hospital, Swiftel Communications and Friends of SDPB.

The program is broadcast at 4:30 p.m. on South Dakota Public Broadcasting � Television.

The Feb. 29 show will discuss corrective eye surgery. Viewers can call 1-888-DrOnCall (1-888-376-6225) with questions for the program any time of day. Or submit questions.

through the On Call Web site, http://oncall.sdstate.org/.

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