Heart Month 2012 With Methodist Heart Services

Did you know that February is American Heart Month? Heart disease is still the number one cause of death in the U.S. for men and women, and we at Methodist Healthcare cannot stress enough the importance of taking preventative measures against heart attacks. One of the best ways to take control of your health and prevent becoming a statistic is by having licensed healthcare professionals (for a free physician referral call DoctorSource at 210-575-0355) take a look at your blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, and other critical heart/lipid measures so they can assess your level of risk.

That’s why Methodist Heart Services celebrates Heart Month by offering the comprehensive HeartCheck® Health Fair that will provide the following FREE services:

• Complete Lipid Profile* (Total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides)
Blood Pressure Check
• Diabetes and Nutrition Education
• Glucose Check
• Body Mass Index Assessment
• Ask a Registered Nurse Booth
• New Diabetes Shoe Fitting Program provided by Walgreens
*Participants must not eat for 12 hours prior to screening!

When: Saturday, February 18, 2012 9:00-11:30 AM
Where: Y Living Center (YMCA) 835 W. Southcross (off IH-35 & W. Southcross)

This event is open to the public for those 15 years old and up. No registration required. Call the Methodist Healthcare Healthline at 210-575-0355 for more information.

In addition to the HeartCheck® Health Fair, Methodist Healthcare invites you to attend our FREE Cardiac Connections seminars and health screenings throughout February, (click here for a PDF flyer with the complete list) where you can learn more about the signs, symptoms, and procedures that are associated with heart disease. These events are FREE to attend, and offer giveaways and refreshments only for those who RSVP through the Methodist Healthcare Healthline at 210-575-0355.

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SMOOTH SAILING FOR YOUR CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
When: Thursday, February 2, 2012, 6 p.m.
Where: Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, First Floor Classroom One, 1139 E. Sonterra Blvd.
Presented by Matthew Sideman, M.D.
Vascular disease includes any condition affecting the circulatory system. Join us as Dr. Sideman discusses signs, symptoms and treatment for vascular disease

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REACHING YOUR HEART THROUGH YOUR WRIST: A New Twist on Cardiac Caths
When: Friday, February 10, 2012, 9 – 10 a.m.
Where: Wonderland of the Americas, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd., 2nd Floor Meeting Room
Presented by Sridevi Pitta, MD
Learn about new innovative procedures with Cardiac Catheterizations, including the radial approach. Dr. Pitta will be here to discuss the procedure and its benefits.

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IS YOUR HEART SENDING YOU AN S.O.S.?
When: Friday, February 17, 2012, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, 1310 McCullough Ave, Classroom Two
Presented by Roger Muse, MD
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is an unexpected rapid cardiac death. Are there signs and symptoms that can be detected to prevent death? Dr. Muse will discuss what you need to know about sudden cardiac death.

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FIGHT LIKE A GIRL! LEARN ABOUT WOMEN’S SYMPTOMS FOR HEART DISEASE
When: Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 12 Noon
Where: D.R. Semmes Family YMCA at TriPoint, 3233 North St. Mary’s St., Classroom
Presented by Ramavathi Nandyala, MD
Women differ from men when it comes to many things, including heart disease. Signs and symptoms of cardiovascular diseases are different for women. Dr. Nandyala will discuss what you need to know about women and heart disease. Join us as she answers the age-old question of how women are different than men, especially when it comes to the heart.

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HER HEART™ – FREE WOMEN AND HEART DIISEASE SEMINAR, HEART HEALTHY COOKING DEMONSTRATION AND LUNCH
When: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Methodist Texsan Hospital, 3rd Floor Bluebonnet Room, 6700 IH 10 West
Presented by Renee Fletcher, MSN, RN, Director of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Learn about women and heart disease during our educational seminar. Renee Fletcher, RN, will discuss how heart disease affects women. Chef Mark Marin and Donna Kahn, MBAHCM, CDM, CFPP of Metropolitan Methodist Hospital will whip up a heart healthy dish during a cooking demonstration.

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AUGUSTHEART HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY SCREENING FOR YOUNG ATHLETES
When: Saturday, February 25, 9 a.m. – Noon
Where: Methodist Boerne Emergency Center, a Department of Methodist Hospital, 3rd Floor Medical Office Building, 134 Menger Springs Rd, Boerne, 78006
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people. Methodist Healthcare is partnering with AugustHeart to provide screenings for young athletes, ages 14 – 18. A parental waiver must be signed in order for the athlete to receive a heart screening. Please visit www.augustheart.org to download the waiver and to find out more information about AugustHeart and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Registration is required.

This screening is free but registration is required. Visit www.augustheart.org to RSVP!

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