When it comes to matters of the heart, you can trust yours to Crouse Hospital, a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center, one of just 11 in New York State. Crouse Hospital will present a free public educational program on heart health Thursday, Feb. 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Marley Education Center, 765 Irving Ave. This program is free and open to the public. Call 472-2464 to register.
Join three of the region’s leading board-certified cardiologists for a discussion on how to reduce your risk of a heart attack or heart failure, the latest treatments for both and what to do in an emergency situation. Individuals with a family history of heart conditions are encouraged to attend.
Joseph Battaglia, MD, Anil George, MD, and James Longo MD, will cover several areas including advances in treatment options to optimize heart health; common misconceptions and practical treatment plans for congestive heart failure; risk factors for having a heart attack; signs/symptoms of a heart attack; how to take quick action in the event of a heart attack; the latest in diagnostic cardiac testing; and prevention and treatment of a heart attack.
The program is being held during American Heart Month. The most common heart disease in the U.S. is coronary heart disease, which often appears as a heart attack. In 2009, an estimated 785,000 Americans had a new coronary attack, and about 470,000 will have a recurrent attack. About every 25 seconds, an American will have a coronary event, and about one every minute will die from one. As Drs. Battaglia, George and Longo will discuss, the chance of developing coronary heart disease can be reduced by taking steps to prevent and control factors that put people at greater risk. Also, knowing the signs and symptoms of heart attack are crucial to the most positive outcomes after having a heart attack.