January 29, 2019
January 29, 2019
In honor of the body’s most vital organ, the heart, Cooley Dickinson Hospital and Hampshire Cardiovascular Associates announce their annual heart health series on consecutive Wednesdays in February. The community lectures will be held on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 pm at Hampshire Cardiovascular Associates’ Northampton location, 22 Atwood Health Center/ 3rd floor, Atwood Drive, Northampton.
As the leading cause of death in women and men, heart disease is also controllable and preventable. Attendees will learn about ways they can reduce their chances of developing heart disease and vascular disease, cut their risk of heart attack and stroke, and gain new knowledge about common diagnostic procedures and treatments. All community members are welcome and encouraged to attend any or all of these four free events.
To promote the importance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), American Heart Association-certified instructors will teach “hands-only” CPR following the Feb. 13 program.
Space is limited. To register, call 888-554-4CDH (4234) or visit the Heart Health Series event registration page.
Imaging of the Heart, Wednesday, Feb. 6
Advances in medical imaging have had profound effects on both the detection of heart problems and the real-time guidance of surgical and other procedures. Join Cooley Dickinson Cardiologist Steven Weinsier, MD, to learn more about currently available diagnostic tools for cardiovascular conditions.
Varicose Veins, Wednesday, Feb. 13
Varicose veins can be unsightly, painful, and in some cases indicative of more serious conditions like blood clots. Cooley Dickinson Cardiologist Ali Haider, MD, discusses the causes of venous disease, including age, sex, weight, pregnancy, sedentary lifestyle and genetic inheritance, and offers information on currently available treatments for the condition.
Immediately following this talk, American Heart Association instructors will teach “hands-only” CPR.
How to Prevent Peripheral Vascular Disease, Wednesday, Feb. 20
Peripheral vascular disease can cause pain and fatigue in the legs and hips, and can increase your risk for heart attacks, strokes and more. Join Cardiologist Gaurav Rana, MD, for a talk on aneurysms and peripheral artery disease treatment, and learn what you can do to lower your risk or treat a current condition.
Women and Heart Disease, Wednesday, Feb. 27
Did you know heart disease affects more than 6 million women in the U.S., and is the leading cause of death in women? Join Cardiologist Thea Calkins, MD, for a look at cardiac risk factors, management tools, and other information specific to women.