February is American Heart Month, and Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital is offering free community seminars in recognition of the importance of heart health at the Sumter Opera House City Centre, 21 N. Main St.
Community members are invited to join cardiology providers to hear tips on improving heart health and learn about the latest treatment options for heart disease. Seating is limited; register by calling 803-774-CARE (2273). Light refreshments will be provided.
- Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6-7 p.m.
Heart disease: risk factors, symptoms and prevention by F. Roosevelt Gilliam, M.D., Palmetto Heart-Sumter
Heart disease can lead to heart attack, heart rhythm problems and other life-threatening conditions. Fortunately, knowledge is power. Understand the risk factors for heart disease and how you can prevent it.
Enemies of the heart by Cameron Thomasson, NP, Palmetto Heart-Sumter
The food that you eat, along with lack of exercise, can cause damage to the heart. Take charge of your health, and learn how to make heart-healthy food choices.
- Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6-7 p.m.
Heart catheterization: what you need to know by John D. Rozich, M.D., Palmetto Heart-Sumter
Many heart conditions can now be diagnosed and treated via heart catheterization, including heart failure, blocked arteries and valve damage. Learn more about the heart catheterizations performed at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital and what to expect during and after the procedure.
Living with heart failure by Shannon Cribb, NP, Palmetto Heart-Sumter
Heart failure is one of the most common reasons for hospitalizations. As its prevalence has grown, so has the need for changes in the methods of treatment. Learn more about the causes and symptoms of heart failure.
For more information about seminars, visit PalmettoHealth.org/HeartMonth.