Shreveport Heart-Care Role Cited at Seminar
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8-A Wednesday. Nov. 11. 1970THE SHREVEPORT TIMES In Shreveport for "A Day of Heart" seminar Tuesday at Schumpert Hos-pital were Secretary of State Wade 0. Martin Jr. (second from right) and State Adj. Gen. David Wade, chairman and cochairman respectively of the Louisiana Heart Association's 1971 campaign. Flanking the state campaign leaders are J. F. Knott (left), DeSoto Paiish heart fund chairman, and Leo-nard W. Phillips, Caddo Parish chair-man. (Times Photo by Billy Upshavv) Shreveport Heart-Care Role Cited at Seminar Shreveport is developing into the heart research center for North Louisiana, and more local contributions to Louisiana Heart Association drives will be staying here to supplement research projects at LSU Medi-cal School, Dr. Charles Wood, chairman of the school's phar-macology department, told par-ticipants at a heart seminar here Tuesday. "If you have heart trouble, Shreveport is the place to choose," Dr. Wood said, adding that this may not be an aspect a chamber of comme rce would desire to publicize. The LSU professor said he is impressed with quality of the care that heart p a ti e n t s receive in Shreveport. Talking during an afternoon seminar at Schumpert Hospital, Dr. Wood told the group less local contributions would be funneled to the southern part of the state for research as the LSU Medical School here devel-ops. Research on Clots Currently the school's bioch-emistry department is conduct-ing a research project on clotting factors. The psysiology department is contemplating several research possibilities dealing with cardiac functions. The pharmacology department! is studying oxygen tocicity and its effect on the heart. "It's hard to believe that anything as necessary as oxy-gen can be toxic," Dr. Wood said. One of the projects in Wood's laboratory involves subjecting rats to 100 per cent oxygen for two or three days. The animals invariably die, giving the re-searchers an opportunity to investigate a particular type of p u l m o n a r y edema, he ex-plained. "With every answer we get there are a few more questions, but every answer is a piece of the puzzle, every bit of informa-tion helps the overall picture," Dr. Wood said. "It's like prospecting for gold — you usually turn over a lot of dirt before you find a nugget." Outlining ways in which Loui-siana Heart Association funds are used now, the LSU profes-sor said two medical students here received grants from the state association to conduct research projects this last sum-mer. Next year the association intends to offer awards for regional science fair winners with projects on the heart or heart disease. Students will be given scholarships to work in the summer in medical labs conducting studies on cardiac disease.
|Title||Shreveport Heart-Care Role Cited at Seminar|
Louisiana Heart Association
Martin, Wade O., Jr.
Phillips, Leonard W.
|Notes||photo of Wade O. Martin, Jr., David wade, J.F. Knott and Leonard W. Phillips.|
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|Source||Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport Medical Library (http://lib.sh.lsuhsc.edu)|
|Coverage-Spatial||Shreveport (Caddo, La.)|
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