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CMHS Seminar on March 12 to Focus on Vascular Disorders

Ojai, California, 03/01/2011

The causes and diagnosis of three vascular disorders – peripheral arterial disease, carotid stenosis and abdominal aortic aneurysm – as well as the advances in their treatment will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Saturday, March 12.

Kevin Major, M.D., who specializes in vascular surgery, will lead the seminar that will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Soule Park banquet room at 1033 East Ojai Ave in Ojai. Dr. Major will cover the following:

  • Peripheral arterial disease, which is poor circulation to the legs and is a common cause of leg pain brought on with walking. Untreated PAD can progress to the point of limb loss.
  • Carotid stenosis, the narrowing of the arteries in the neck that supply blood to the brain and a common cause of stroke. When the narrowing reaches a certain point, treatment is warranted.
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm, an abdominal enlargement of the aorta in the abdomen. Current or former tobacco use in significant amounts is a common cause of AAA. Undiagnosed and untreated AAA can progress and rupture.

Dr. Major, a member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff, is board-certified in vascular surgery, surgical critical care and general surgery. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo and received advanced fellowship training at the University of Southern California and the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Admission is free, but space is limited, so reservations are suggested. Call 805/640-2355, or visit www.cmhshealth.org/rsvp.

This event is co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ojai.

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and nine family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.