Trident Health System February 11, 2018

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. Cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon James Benner, MD says with an aging population, and an increasingly sedentary adult population, healthcare providers need to increase access to health education. “Heart health is one of the basics for overall health, but too many people wait until it’s too late to make the changes they need to avoid serious problems,” explained Dr. Benner, Palmetto Cardiovascular and Thoracic Associates. Toward the goal of health education, Trident Medical Center 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 Consult-A-Nurse at (843) 797-3463 or register online at www.tridenthealthsystem.com/calendar. Lunch and dinner will be served at their respective events.

Thursday, February 1
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Trident Medical Center Café A/B
Monique Sandhu, MD, cardiologist
Cardiac Diagnostic Testing: The Tools of the Trade

Thursday, February 8
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Trident Medical Center Café A/B
Frederick Funke, MD, interventional cardiologist and Darren Sidney, MD, electrophysiologist
Cardiac Intervention: Improving & Saving Lives through New Therapies and Technology

Thursday, February 15
Heart Health Screenings & Medication Review
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.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. Cost is $15 (free if member of H2U and have not had labs drawn within the past six months.)

Thursday, February 15
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Heart Failure Clinic patient reunion

Thursday, February 22
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Trident Medical Center Café A/B
James Benner, MD, cardiovascular & thoracic surgeon and Jason Coker, MD, interventional cardiologist
Heart Valves: New procedures are giving new hope to patients with diseased heart valves and who are not candidates for open heart surgery.

To register for the following seminars and/or screenings call Trident Medical Center’s Consult-A-Nurse at (843) 797-3463 or register online at www.tridenthealthsystem.com/calendar. Lunch and dinner will be served at their respective events.