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Sunday, February 10, 2013

February is American Heart Month, but the staff at the East Carolina Heart Institute at Vidant Medical Center always is thinking about that.

To share their growing body of medical and clinical knowledge about the heart and its care, Vidant Health and its physician partners have invited the public on Saturday to the fifth annual Heart Expo at the Greenville Convention Center, from 9 a.m. until noon.

The entire event is free and filled with fun and practical activities for the whole family, said Stacey Greenway, Vidant’s cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation program manager and Heart Expo coordinator.

“We are so thrilled to bring this wonderful resource to the people of eastern North Carolina,” Greenway said. “I can’t think of a better place for people to come and learn about how to prevent heart disease, see what resources are available in our community and have a little fun at the same time.The other great thing about this event is that we have something for everyone; men and women, old and young.”

Expo visitors can build a heart risk profile by registering for valuable free cholesterol, body-mass index (BMI) and blood sugar screenings and a blood pressure check, Vidant officials said. Appointments are required for the heart risk profile, so visit EastCarolinaHeartInstitute.com/heartexpo or call 866-705-3244 for more information or to register.


9:15 a.m.: Keep Your Child’s Heart Healthy, Dr. Caroline Morgan

9:45 a.m.: Sleep Disordered Breathing and Heart Disease, Dr. Daniel Lee

10:15 a.m.: Minimally Invasive Valve Replacement (TAVR), Dr. Curtis Anderson

10:45 a.m.: Success in Heart Failure …What Every Patient Should Know, Dr. Hassan Alhosaini

11:15 a.m.: Metabolic Syndrome — You Could Have It and Not Know It, Dr. Noel Peterson


10 a.m. and 11 a.m.: Cooking with Heart in 2013 — Watch the Heart Institute’s chef prepare heart healthy foods, taste the samples and get the recipes.

Hands-only CPR demonstrations – the new CPR initiative that can help you save a life.

Free blood pressure checks (no appointment needed)

More than 40 exhibits from local organizations offering heart-healthy tips and services.

A Child at Heart — Special kids’ area featuring fun, heart-healthy activities, such as Jump Start Your Heart Bouncy House, Dance, Dance, Dance, Kids Zumba, Heartbeat Obstacle Course

Love Your Heart Snacks — Kids get a free snack bag and learn how to fill it with food choices that are delicious and heart healthy.

For more information, visit EastCarolinaHeartInstitute.com/heartexpo.

via The Daily Reflector.


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