Erlanger Presents Heart Smart Saturday Feb. 22

Monday, February 10, 2014

UT Erlanger Cardiology specialists will present Heart Smart Saturday on Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Erlanger East on Gunbarrel Road.  

 

As an accredited chest pain center and the first and only facility in the region to earn the Cycle IV accreditation, one of Erlanger’s commitments to the Chattanooga region is to educate residents about heart disease.

  Heart Smart Saturday will feature heart health lectures from some of the region's top experts with UT Erlanger Cardiology including, Brian Cooper, M.D., Walter L. Few, M.D., Carol Gruver, M.D., and Dharm Patel, M.D. Topics will include women and heart disease, sudden cardiac death, heart failure and peripheral vascular disease.  Participants will also hear from a sudden cardiac death survivor. 

 

A free heart healthy lunch will be provided along with information from special exhibits. 

 

The event is free, and registration is required.  Call Erlanger's HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465), seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to midnight for more information and to pre-register. 


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