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Adler Paddler Stand Up Paddling Fundraiser Event

Posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012, by with Comments Off

The 2nd annual ADLER PADDLER will be held this Saturday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day) at 9:00 a.m. in Long Beach, California.  The event is being held in memory of Steve Adler and to raise awareness for aortic disease, the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health, and the Thoracic Aortic Disease Coalition.  Funds raised will benefit the John Ritter Foundation.

If you enjoy stand up paddling or prone paddling or just want to have fun supporting a worthy cause, come on out!

WHERE:  Belmont Shores, Long Beach, California

WHAT:  A FREE 2.8 mile Stand Up Paddle & Prone Paddle Race/ Fun Paddle around Naples Island

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Event poster:  2nd Annual Adler Paddler

John Ritter Research Program and UT Physicians Launch Aortic Disease Clinic

Posted on Monday, March 12th, 2012, by with Comments Off

The John Ritter Research Program is pleased to announce the opening of the Aortic Disease Clinic as a collaborative partnership with UT Physicians Cardiology, Medical Genetics, and Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery.  The clinic’s mission is to provide expert risk assessment, personalized management and integrated clinical care for individuals and families with aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections, along with other vascular diseases and cardiac valve abnormalities.

The clinic, which opened on February 22, 2012, focuses on patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections, congenital vascular disorders including bicuspid aortic valve, and other congenital vasculopathies.  The clinic offers long-term cardiology follow-up for patients with imaging surveillance, same-day interpretation of echocardiograms, and timely referrals for surgery or medical genetics evaluation and genetic counseling as appropriate.

Appointments can be made by calling (832) 325-7211.




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