Program to narrow in on arterial disease

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LEWISTON – “Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease” will be the topic of a Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute presentation set for Monday and Thursday, July 16 and 19.

Vascular surgeon Dr. Allan M. Ingraham of Central Maine Heart Associates will explain how hardening and narrowing of the arteries – commonly referred to as atherosclerosis – can obstruct the supply of blood to the arms and legs. He will describe the symptoms of the condition and discuss how it is diagnosed and treated.

Prior to joining the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute staff last year, Ingraham practiced in partnership with Dr. Pamela R. Rietschel in Lewiston for many years. Rietschel also joined the institute.

Ingraham is a graduate of Tufts University in Medford, Mass., and earned his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He did residency training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

The free presentation will be held in the first-floor Young Wing conference room at 1 p.m. on July 16 and again at 6 p.m. on July 19. Light refreshments will be served. Anyone with questions should call 795-8240 or e-mail prevention@cmhc.org.

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