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Published in Media Alerts on January 17, 2013 (PDF)

UMMC to broadcast live heart procedure to international symposium

Media Contact: Jack Mazurak at 601-984-1970 or

WHAT: A UMMC pediatric interventional cardiologist will perform two live procedures in Jackson that will be televised to the Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiology Symposium in Miami.

MEDIA INTERVIEW: 3:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21.

WHERE: Pediatric catheterization laboratory, UMMC    

Garage B, across from the Emergency Room entrance

UMMC-recorded b-roll of one procedure and interview clips with Dr. Makram Ebeid will be available Monday afternoon at

WHY: Dr. Makram Ebeid, UMMC professor of pediatric cardiology, has been invited to perform two heart-repair procedures televised live to an international meeting of interventional cardiologists. UMMC is the only location in Mississippi offering catheterized congenital heart defect repair, and one of only a handful of locations in the South. Since catheterized procedures are far less invasive than surgery, patients recover quicker. Ebeid will demonstrate technique, process and technology involved in the procedures.