In honor of American Heart Month, Southwest Regional Medical Center’s Cardiology Department has planned a heart health education series for the month of February. Each program will feature a specialist in the field of cardiology to discuss many aspects of heart health.
All programs will be held at Southwest Regional Medical Center’s second floor Guesman Room. The programs will be as follows:
- February 1, 2012 -Blood Thinners and Your Heart at 5:30 pm with Dr. Michael Pecora
- February 8, 2012 -Congestive Heart Failure at 5:00 pm with Dr. James Richardson
- February 17, 2012-Women and Heart Disease at 5:30 pm with Dr. Praful Vora
According to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention, Greene County residents are dying from heart disease at a rate 10 percent faster than others are across the state of Pennsylvania. Recognizing the signs of a heart attack and seeking treatment as quickly as possible can help minimize long term damage.
According to the American Heart Association, the most prevalent signs of a heart attack are chest discomfort, discomfort in other areas of the upper body, shortness of breath or lightheadedness. When experiencing any of these symptoms, every second counts and the first thing you should do is call 9-1-1.
Southwest Regional Medical Center offers a variety of non-invasive cardiac services to help quickly and effectively evaluate and stabilize heart conditions for those experiencing symptoms. These services include stress testing, echocardiograms and advanced telemetry/monitoring services.
Heart healthy refreshments will be served. Please call 724-627-2412 to register.