Andy Kiser, M.D., and Paul Mounsey, M.D., gave the 2013 McAllister Heart Lecture on Feb. 12 at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. The lecture series, about innovations in heart care, is supported by an endowment created by Hugh A. McAllister, M.D., a distinguished cardiac pathologist and UNC medical school alumnus. Dr. McAllister’s endowment supports the McAllister Heart Institute and cardiovascular research at UNC.
The title of the talk by Dr. Kiser and Dr. Mounsey was “The Convergent Procedure Collaborative: A Successful Collaboration of Cardiac Surgery and Electrophysiology.” Dr. Kiser and Dr. Mounsey offer the Convergent Procedure at UNC – it combines the skills of a surgeon and a cardiologist/electrophysiologist to treat atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias. A question and answer session followed the talks. More than 100 people attended, including Dr. McAllister.