There have been more than 900 elective and emergency heart catheterizations completed at Evangelical Community Hospital since the opening of the Donehower-Eisenhauer Pavilion in the summer of 2012
Evangelical's cardiovascular team nowis going to talk directly to the public during a free discussion focused on prevention and treatment of heart and vascular disease.
"A Talk with the Doc" discussion focused on heart health will be held at Evangelical Community Hospital on Feb. 27, in the Apple Conference Rooms at the rear of the Evangelical Dining Room.
A complimentary meal will be offered at 5:30 p.m. with the talk starting at 6:30 p.m.
Immediately following the panel discussion, tours will be given of the catheterization labs and the cardiac rehabilitation areas of Donehower-Eisenhauer Pavilion.
The discussion will speak to the signs and symptoms of heart and vascular disease, heart attack risk factors, prevention, treatment, and after attack rehabilitation.
The panel of experts includes Dr. Petra Lynch, Geisinger interventional cardiologist and member of Evangelical's cardiac catheterization team; Dr. Todd Stefan, medical director of the Peripheral Vascular Lab; Dennis Neamand, director of catheterization services; Lisa Brinckman, director of nursing and Vicki Krebs, coordinator of cardiac rehabilitation.
The panel discussion is an opportunity to be aware of how heart attacks present differently in men and women, who is at a greater risk for heart attack, what can be done now to change lifestyles and prevent heart attacks, and what treatments and catheterizations mean for a healthy heart.
There will be a question and answer period, and the event is open to the public.
Registration is required and can be completed by calling 570-768-3200.