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Heart Disease Featured on Patient Power

Media Contact: Mary Margaret Colliver, 859-361-1887 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 24, 2008) - Dr. Tim Bricker, professor and Jacqueline A. Noonan Children's Miracle Network Endowed Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and physician-in-chief of UK HealthCare's Kentucky Children's Hospital, will discuss "Children's Heart Disease and Adults with Congenital Heart Disease" at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, June 26 on Patient Power, an Internet Webcast radio program at The host is Andrew Schorr.

Bricker, a pediatric cardiologist, will expand on this rare topic and speak from the heart about cardiac disease in young children and young adults. Joining him for the program is Matthew Spicer, an adolescent with a genetic heart condition, and Joey Michael Ray, a young adult with a heart condition since birth.

To participate, listen live at (Click the PARTICIPATE button to listen). Call in live at the number mentioned in the Webcast or e-mail questions to

Patient Power debuted in February 2005 and is a weekly show hosted by Andrew Schorr, eleven-year leukemia survivor, patient educator and patient advocate. The show features renowned medical experts on topics that include cancer, pain, diabetes, and heart specialists, as well as experts in clinical trials and top pharmacists. The show serves to bring patients together in a radio and Internet community to help navigate an often inhospitable health care system. Patient Power takes questions from callers and Internet listeners on topics such as how to find the right doctor, how to advocate effectively, when to get a second opinion from a specialist, and how to evaluate one treatment option over another. Over 400 hours of replays are available for downloading, streaming or podcasting at Search by date, by topic and by guest.

The mission of Kentucky Children's Hospital is to improve the lives and health of children and to provide a more optimistic future for their families. When UK Chandler Hospital opened its doors in 1962, one of its first patients was a little girl with a heart problem. Since then the hospital has cared for many of Kentucky's children. Families throughout Kentucky know the hospital as a place for both routine and specialized services, from well-child care to life-saving care. In 1997, UK built Central Kentucky's first hospital dedicated exclusively to the needs of children and its primary mission continues today - to make the child and the family the first consideration.

For more information about Kentucky Children's Hospital call 859-257-1106.

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