North Charleston, SC - Nearly half of the adults in the United States have at least one major risk factor for heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control. As the population ages, and in many cases more sedentary, population health experts say it’s increasingly important for health care providers to increase access to health education. Trident Medical Center supports the initiative and is hosting a series of seminars and screenings in February as part of national Heart Month activities.
To register for the following seminars and/or screenings call Trident Medical Center’s ConsultA-Nurse at (843) 797-3463. Lunch and dinner will be served at their respective events.
Thursday, February 2
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Trident Medical Center Café A/B Darren Sidney, MD, cardiologist
Heart Waves: Heart arrhythmia can be an indicator of additional risk for heart disease.
Thursday, February 9
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Trident Medical Center Café A/B William Yarborough, MD, cardiologist
Early Cardiac Intervention: Heart disease risk factors and knowing how heart attack symptoms can differ among men and women are the focus of the presentation by cardiologist Dr. Yarborough.
Thursday, February 16
Heart Health Screenings & Medication Review 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Trident Medical Center Café A
Screenings include: lipid profile, blood pressure, height, and weight. Also, a pharmacist will be available to answer questions about their medications. Attendees are encouraged to bring a list of their medications and dosages.
Thursday, February 23
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Trident Medical Center Café A/B Jason Coker, MD, cardiologist
Heart Valves: New procedures are giving new hope to patients with diseased heart valves and who are not candidates for open heart surgery.