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Healthy Heart Fair
Join us for a day of fun and learning as Northwest Hospital celebrates the opening of UW Medicine’s Regional Heart Center at Northwest Hospital.
Participate in free hands-on activities:
• Health screenings – know your numbers
• Heart healthy exercises
• Try CPR and learn how to use a portable defibrillator
• See your own heart rhythm and amazing images of the human heart
• Explore the new heart center
• Meet our physicians and providers
• Nutrition, healthy eating and heart-healthy recipes
• Heart disease and women
• Cardiac risk in children and teens
• Lowering cardiac risk by reducing stress
Keeping your heart healthy is one of the most important things you can do to ensure overall long-term health, whether you’re a child, teen, adult or senior. The good news is, there are many things you can do to reduce the risk of heart disease, and trying even one will make a lasting difference.
Northwest Hospital Lobby
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Heart Healthy Nutrition — Patricia Clement, registered dietician and certified diabetes instructor, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
Learn about delicious ways to keep your heart healthy and pick up some tasty recipes and healthy eating tips.
Exercise and Stress Reduction for a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle — David Warth, MD, Summit Cardiology along with Northwest Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program staff
Join us for a discussion of easy things you can do to build a heart-healthy lifestyle. Try some simple heart-healthy exercises and stress-reduction techniques.
Women and Heart Disease — Jennifer Branham, ARNP, Summit Cardiology
Women die from cardiovascular disease more than any other condition, yet many do not know the signs or symptoms. Join us for a discussion of what heart disease is, how to prevent it and what symptoms are unique to women.
Understanding your Cholesterol — Marko Yakovlevitch, MD, Summit Cardiology
Learn how to interpret your numbers and find out what you can do to make them better. Play mythbuster as we explore red meat, LDL cholesterol and what “heart healthy” means to a skeptic.
Interventional Technologies to Treat Heart Disease — Gary Weeks, MD, Summit Cardiology
Learn how coronary artery disease and heart valve conditions can be treated without surgery.
10:15 a.m. — Heart Healthy Nutrition
10:20 a.m. — Exercise and Stress Reduction for a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
10:40 a.m. — Women and Heart Disease
11:00 a.m. — Understanding Your Cholesterol
11:20 a.m. — Interventional Technologies to Treat Heart Disease
Noon — Heart-Healthy Nutrition
12:20 p.m. — Exercise and Stress Reduction for a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
12:40 p.m. — Women and Heart Disease
1:00 p.m. — Understanding Your Cholesterol
1:20 p.m. — Interventional Technologies to Treat Heart Disease
Click here for maps and directions. Parking is free.