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Smart Talk: Heart innovations; Capitol Week

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Feb 12, 2016 8:57 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, February 12, 2016:

February is American Heart Month -- a good time to think about our lifestyles and whether how we live translates to a healthy heart.

Heart disease is the number one killer in America.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, some 610,000 people die each year of heart disease.  One-and-a-half million suffer heart attacks or strokes.

At the same time, medical science has made many advances in the treatment of heart disease over the past three decades.

And that's where Friday's Smart Talk takes us -- the latest surgical innovations in the treatment of heart disease. Here's a quick hint -- the procedures are not as invasive as in the past.

Joining us on the program is Dr. Hemal Gada who is with PinnacleHealth's CardioVascular Institute.

Also, WITF's Capitol Bureau Chief Mary Wilson is on the show with Capitol-Week-in-Review.

Two big stories this week were Gov. Tom Wolf's Budget Address and the State Senate vote to not oust Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office.

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Mary Wilson & Dr. Hemal Gada

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