By CALVIN PYNN
SALEM – In honor of heart month, LewisGale Regional Health System is on a mission to educate the public about heart disease through its dinner/lunch with a doc series and a television campaign featuring its physicians.
According to a news release from LewisGale Health System, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women nationwide. Approximately 600,000 people die from heart disease annually and more than 700,000 Americans have a heart attack.
Education about heart disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment is an important first step in fighting this disease. For that reason, LewisGale is offering the following free educational events.
The first event will be Feb. 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-Christiansburg.
The event will focus on cardiovascular disease, treatment, and the importance of calling 911, with presentations from Michael Cantor, D.O. & Daniel Osimani, M.D., FACC.
The next event will be Feb. 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski Education Building. This event will regard frequently asked questions regarding cardiovascular care, with speaker Ajaykumar Archarya, M.D.
The following event will be Feb. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the LewisGale Medical Center Education Center. This event will concern AHA Guidelines: Hypertension & Cholesterol Management, as present by speaker Richard Prokopchak, M.D.
The last event will be Feb. 28, from 12 to 1 p.m. at LewisGale Hospital-Alleghany in Conference Rm. B. This event will cover current treatment options for heart attack with speaker Steven Goldstein, D.O.
Every Tuesday in February, LewisGale physicians will also be featured on WSLS’ Daytime Blue Ridge discussing a range of heart health topics.
To register for one of the upcoming events, call 1-877-2HCA DOCS (877-242-2362). For more information on heart health topics and services offered at LewisGale, visit lewisgale.com/heart.