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UMiami Health Talks

Our popular, free information health webinars are presented by world-renowned UHealth physicians and scientists and you are invited to join us. Gain valuable insights on topics ranging from heart health to advances in cancer and aging healthfully. Previously recorded sessions are below. Check back soon to learn insights on more medical topics.

Congestive Heart Failure: Novel Approaches to Management and Recovery

This UMiamiHealth Talk webinar explores the most advanced treatments and therapies for congestive heart failure. UHealth cardiology experts, Dr. Luanda Grazette, director of the UHealth Advanced Heart Failure Program, and Dr. Joshua Hare, director of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, share important information as follows:

  • Overview of current medical approaches to managing congestive heart failure
  • Device-mediated therapies to improve functional capacity, quality of life, and survival for patients diagnosed with congestive heart failure
  • The differences between, and treatments for Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) vs. Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF)
  • The promise of stem cell therapy to restore heart muscle function in patients with HFrEF

The Covid-19 Vaccine: What You Need To Know

University of Miami Health System experts Dr. Roy E. Weiss, chief medical officer for COVID-19 and infectious disease specialist Dr. Susanne Doblecki-Lewis, medical leader of UHealth's Vaccine Task Force, answer questions and address the following topics regarding COVID-19 vaccines:

  • What are the different types of COVID-19 vaccines and how do they work?
  • What are the most common side effects?
  • What if your second shot is delayed?
  • Can you get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
  • What are the CDC risk criteria?
  • Who is eligible for vaccination?

The Art and Science of Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair

Joseph Lamelas, M.D., is an internationally known pioneer in minimally invasive cardiac surgery. We invite you to view his webinar presentation on Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement using the minimally invasive “Miami Method” he developed as an effective alternative to open-heart surgery. The Miami Method is a minimally invasive approach Dr. Lamelas has performed in more than 7,000 cases, and one that has been demonstrated to have many advantages for patients versus traditional, open-heart surgery.


Managing Cardiovascular Care in Older Adults

Dr. Murry Drescher speaks on how cardiovascular medicine has adapted to tailor treatment for older adult patients who have cardiovascular disease complicated by other age-related health conditions. He explains how patients can rely on their cardiologist to provide primary management for their treatment plans and prescribed medications to assure the best quality of life for themselves and their caregivers. Air date: Oct. 22, 2020.


UHealth Medical and Surgical Weight Loss: A Soup to Nuts Approach to a Healthier Life

If you’ve tried diet after diet with no success but are serious about losing weight, this webinar is for you. During this webinar our expert panelists, Dr. Michelle Pearlman and Dr. Nestor De La Cruz-Muñoz, explain how genetic and environmental variables can impact how easily a person gains or loses weight, and how flipping the script on dieting can transform your health. Air date: Nov. 10, 2020.


COVID Phobia and the Dangers of Delayed Care for Heart Attack and Stroke

Fear of COVID-19 – COVID Phobia – is creating a different kind of pandemic, causing injury to people who don’t go to the ER when having chest pain, stroke, or untreated diabetes. A panel of University of Miami Health System experts – including the chiefs of cardiology, stroke, and emergency medicine – explain how “COVID Phobia” is a dangerous but very real phenomenon. Air date: Dec. 3, 2020.


Diabetes and COVID-19: What You Need to Know.

University of Miami Health System and Comprehensive Diabetes Center experts Dr. Rajesh Garg (Endocrinology), Dr. Dushyantha Jayaweera (Infectious Disease), and Lauri Deane, APRN (Certified Diabetes Educator) cover important topics and answer questions regarding the relationship between Diabetes and COVID-19, vaccinations for patients with diabetes, and holiday eating and travel for patients with diabetes during the pandemic.


Managing a Breast Cancer Diagnosis During a Pandemic.

Dr. Elisa Krill-Jackson will present on how to manage a breast cancer diagnosis in the age of COVID-19. She will explore options around treatment schedules and visit-type options, as well as how to recognize emergency symptoms requiring immediate care. Dr. Krill-Jackson will also discuss how to protect your immune system.


Manejo de Cáncer de Seno Durante la Pandemia (En Español)

La Dra. Alejandra Pérez hablará del manejo de cáncer deseno en medio de la pandemia del COVID-19.Ella va a discutir cómo administrar los tratamientos de la manera massegura, qué tipo de visitas hay disponibles, qué síntomas son urgentes ycómo proteger el sistema inmunológico.


Hypertension, Heart Damage, and COVID-19: What you need to know (English session)

A panel of UHealth Cardiology experts discuss the strategies for managing heart health during a global pandemic, and discuss why it is important to never put off an ER visit regardless of COVID-19. Finally they review the safety precautions in place at UHealth hospitals and clinics that allow all patients to feel safe to return to their trusted providers.


Hipertensión, el daño al corazón y COVID-19. Lo que debe saber. (En Español)

Se hablará acerca de la miocarditis causada por la infección por COVID-19, un ataque al corazón que se sufrió al refugiarse en el hogar, la investigación sobre el vínculo entre los inhibidores de la enzima convertidora de angiotensina (ACE, por sus siglas en inglés) recetados para la hipertensión y la virulencia de la infección por COVID-19, y otras investigaciones actuales en UHealth sobre el impacto del coronavirus en la salud del corazón.