PHCS to Host Live Web Chat on Heart Health

Feb 4, 2011

John D. Passalaris, MD, FACC, will discuss heart and vascular health with a live Internet audience when Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) hosts its next Web chat, giving consumers access to healthcare experts in their own homes.

The free event - A Web Chat with Heart, Featuring Dr. John Passalaris - will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, on PHCS' UStream channel:

Dr. Passalaris, the Chief of Cardiology at University Medical Center at Princeton, will take questions from audience members following his presentation. Dr. Passalaris' Web chat has been scheduled for February to highlight American Heart Month.

To participate in the Web chat, users will need a PC or MAC with a broadband Internet connection and Adobe Flash Player installed. Download the latest Adobe Flash Player at

Participants will be required to log in or create a new account at the site to ask questions. To pre-register, call (609) 897-8980 or visit Those who register will be entered in a drawing immediately following the Web chat for one of several $25 gift cards.

The UStream events are intended to give consumers a convenient and free way to pose their questions to an expert in his or her field.

The event with Dr. Passalaris will be the fourth hosted on PHCS' UStream channel. Previous Web chats featured Dr. Heather van Raalte, a fellowship-trained urogynecologist, discussing pelvic floor disorders; Dr. Wai-Yip Chau, a specialist in the LAP-BAND® procedure, outlining options for weight-loss surgery; and Anthony Dissen, R.D., offering advice on sustainable weight loss. The previous Web chats can be viewed at