Heart Disease Educational Seminar

Join Us February 20th
Heath Health

February is American Heart Month, a time when all people are encouraged to focus on their cardiovascular health.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control. The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions. In the United States, the most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to heart attacks. The CDC reports heart disease as the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States.
You can greatly reduce your risk for heart disease through lifestyle changes and, in some cases, medicine. Join Dr. Clark Simpson and Morgan Divelbiss, MS, RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian to learn about causes, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment options for heart disease. This free education seminar will take place on Tuesday, February 20th at 6 p.m. at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
There are many staggering statistics presented each year regarding heart health issues. For instance, according to the CDC, one person dies every 33 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. The American Heart Association and Center for Disease Control work diligently each year to increase awareness in an effort to make a change in our population health. Despite their ongoing efforts, about 695,000 people in the United States died from heart disease in 2021—that’s 1 in every 5 deaths and cost the United States about $239.9 billion each year from 2018 to 2019 (CDC.gov). 

The Punxsutawney Area Hospital Cardiology Department offers patient-centered cardiovascular medicine and diagnostic testing in one convenient setting. For both routine and more complex heart and vascular conditions, our team provides comprehensive services utilizing the most advanced technology, treatment and care options to ensure the highest quality of cardiac care for our patients. To learn more about heart disease and services available at the Punxsutawney, join us on Tuesday, February 20th. Light refreshments will be served, and all attendees will receive a promotional item for participating while supplies last, RSVP’s are not required.

This educational seminar is the second in the Wellness Connections 2024 Program. Throughout the entire year, PAH is committed to providing the community with resources, screenings, and educational opportunities with the hope to improve the overall wellness through this program. For more information about the Wellness Connections Program, please visit www.pah.org.