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Holy Spirit To Offer HeartCaring® Symposium in February

Posted: 7 January 2014

The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit will present its 1st Annual HeartCaring® Symposium on Saturday, February 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Holy Spirit Hospital Auditorium.

“Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S.,” said Jane Searfoss, BSN, RN, Administrative Director, The Ortenzio Heart Center. “February is American Heart Month and it is the perfect time to focus on heart health. We want to be able to help people learn more about this devastating disease and how they can reduce their risk.”

Physicians and staff will present topics on different aspects of heart disease. Attendees are welcome to go to all sessions or only those that interest them.  

9 a.m.        “Understanding Atrial Fibrillation” – Safwat A. Gassis, MD, Capital Cardiovascular Associates

10 a.m.      “Understanding Coronary Artery Disease and Your Risk” – Christopher L. Spizzieri, DO, Capital Cardiovascular Associates

11 a.m.      Meet & Greet – one-on-one time with Holy Spirit’s clinical staff and vendors

Noon         “Your Lipid Profile & Heart Disease Risk” – James Lightfoot, MD, Capital Cardiovascular Associates

1 p.m.        “Diabetes and Heart Disease” – Sue Nesmith, NP-C, MSN, MEd, CDE, Holy Spirit Endocrinology Center

Attendees must register in advance for the HeartCaring Symposium by calling (717) 763-2100 or registering at www.TimeToSignUp.com/SpiritOfWomen.  Space is limited and no walk-in attendees will be accepted.

Free health screenings will be available for registered attendees only. The screenings include cardiovascular risk assessment, blood pressure, waist measurement, body mass index (BMI), non-fasting cholesterol and non-fasting glucose.

Light refreshments will be provided.