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March 30, 2011

CONTACT: Jessica Mikulski

Penn Medicine - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and University of Pennsylvania Health System

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Penn Medicine at the 2011 American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session, April 2 - 5, New Orleans

Penn experts will present research findings that could come to define new standards of cardiovascular diagnostics and care at the 2011 American College of Cardiology Meeting. Cardiovascular experts from around the world will gather in New Orelans, LA April 2 - 5 to present and discuss the latest advances in cardiovascular medicine, science and education.


To arrange interviews with Penn heart physicians, please contact Jessica Mikulski at 215-349-8369, or email or on Twitter @PennMedMedia. All research results are embargoed until the time they are presented during the conference.

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