Wellington Regional Medical Center will host a “Healthy Heart Health Fair and Forum” on Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The community event is designed to increase awareness about heart disease and encourage people to learn about prevention and treatment.
Heart and blood vessel disease is a medical condition that refers to numerous problems, many of which relate to atherosclerosis — a condition that develops when plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries. This buildup narrows the arteries, making it harder for blood to flow through. If a blood clot forms, it can stop the flow and result in a heart attack, stroke or aneurysm.
In addition to free blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, lunch and learn lectures will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
At 11:30 a.m., “Risk Factors and Preventing Cardiovascular Disease” will be presented by Dr. Michael B. Lakow, a board-certified cardiologist. He will discuss risk factors, prevention, prevalence, diet and exercise.
At 12:30 p.m. “Cardiovascular Disease Intervention” will be held. It will be an informal, interactive discussion about interventional treatment options and heart-healthy lifestyle choices.
A healthy lunch will be served, so reservations are encouraged. Call (561) 798-9880 to reserve a place.