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Dr. Young To Reflect
On Past And Future Of Heart Disease


George Young, M.D., retiring cardiologist at Kent & Queen Anne’s Hospital, will look back at the history of heart disease during his 43-year medical career and share his insights into the latest developments in the disease’s prevention and management in a presentation, Heart Disease: Its Past and Our Future, on Tuesday, February 13, 7:00 p.m., at Emmanuel Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Chestertown.

Since he began practicing medicine closed-chest cardiac resuscitation (CPR) was developed and taught to millions, the words cholesterol and healthy eating entered our vocabularies, smoking cigarettes became a discouraged habit and exercise became an activity to be added to our daily schedules. Heart transplant, by-pass surgery, angioplasty, valve replacement, pacemaker and defibrillator became part of our everyday terminology, while cholesterol became either “good” or “bad.”

While in the last half-century great strides were made in conquering heart disease, the future looks equally promising for even more advancement.

Dr. Young arrived in Chestertown in 1985, bringing with him the beginnings of contemporary cardiac care for the community. He is responsible for the introduction of a cardiac stress test, echocardiogram, tilt table test and expanded Holter monitor program at the hospital. He helped create the hospital’s popular cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program that has served over 300 individuals since 1994 and is currently the medical director of the program.

He received his medical degree from Temple University and completed a residency at the United States Naval Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Young completed cardiology fellowships at both the Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York and at the Veterans Administration Medical Center (an affiliate of Harvard Medical School) in Massachusetts. He also served in the United States Navy for eight years and is a past president of the hospital’s medical staff.

The program is sponsored by the Healthy Hearts Club of Kent & Queen Anne’s Hospital as part of the celebration of February as National Heart Month. There is no charge for the program, but limited seating requires registration. Call (410) 778-3300, ext. 2320 to reserve a seat.