By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals put their focus on fighting cardiovascular disease at a roundtable Friday at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Public School Board Set To Vote On Return To School Safety Plan
This is the third year for the Pittsburgh Heart Team Summit.
Organizers say this is the first time that the event has brought together various cardiology, nursing and pharmacy experts to discuss the treatment of patients with heart disease.READ MORE: South Pittsburgh Coalition For Peace Holds 'Stop The Violence' Rally In Response To Recent Shootings
St. Clair Health, Allegheny Health Network and UPMC participated in the roundtable.
“When we come together and talk about it, we learn from each other. All these new and innovative things that are done at one hospital go to another. It’s a great opportunity to share information and take care of patients,” Andy Kaiser, the program director for the summit, said.
The aim is to advance care for their heart health patients.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh City Council Puts Charter Schools Under The Microscope
Kaiser says Pittsburgh’s medical community is making a big impact worldwide on treating cardiovascular disease.