A subset of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients suffer from a heart condition called diastolic dysfunction, according to Paul Cheney, MD, PhD, an internationally recognized CFS specialist and researcher based in Asheville, North Carolina.
Dr. Cheney is constantly pursuing research to refine his understanding of this dysfunction and develop an experimental treatment protocol for addressing it. At the same time he has vigorously engaged the CFS patient and medical communities in his progress, via a series of free educational seminars. The latest of these, sponsored by the CFS/FM Support Group of Dallas-Fort Worth, is being held in Fort Worth on September 9, 2006.
The free September 9 seminar in Fort Worth is scheduled for 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., and will be held at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at 3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard. As with Dr. Cheney’s previous seminars, including one sponsored by the D-FW Support Group in 2005, the proceedings will later be made available on DVDs. These will be available for purchase at http://www.dfwcfids.org/current_resources.htm
Dr. Cheney’s many credentials include more than two decades’ experience treating 5,000-plus CFS patients in 15 countries; research positions across a range of fields relevant to CFS with the CDC, Emory University, and the University of Pennsylvania; and numerous journal articles. He was a founding director of the International Association of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, an association of scientists and clinicians.