Mercy Presents Heart Health Fair & Educational Program Feb. 15

Mercy Presents Heart Health Fair & Educational Program Feb. 15

Posted on: January 26, 2011

New Philadelphia, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center in partnership with Tuscarawas County Public Library is offering a Heart Health Fair on Tuesday, February 15th inside the library’s New Philadelphia branch located at 121 Fair Ave NW, from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This health fair will offer FREE blood pressure and pulmonary function screenings, and will also offer low-cost glucose ($2), total cholesterol ($2), and full lipid profiles ($8) with a 12-hour fast recommended for more accurate results. Many Mercy Medical Center departments will be on hand with educational materials and interactive displays, including Respiratory Therapy, Diabetes Education, Heart Catheterization Lab, Cardiac Diagnostics Lab, Nutritional Services, Smoking Cessation and more.

After the Heart Health Fair, Mercy will present, “New Frontiers in Heart Care” at 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 201 West High Ave. in New Philadelphia. This program will feature Ahmed Sabe, M.D., Harvard trained interventional cardiologist and medical director of Mercy’s Heart Center, Aqeel Sandhu, M.D., Harvard and Cleveland Clinic trained cardiovascular surgeon, medical director of Mercy’s Cardiothoracic Surgery Program, and Amjad Iqbal, M.D., Mayo Clinic trained Cardiologist, Medical Director of Mercy’s Satellite Cardiovascular Imaging Program. This FREE educational program will cover coronary artery disease, acute intervention and new treatment options such as robotic assisted surgery.

Participants can also view real coronary stents and pacemaker devices – join us to learn how you can better your health. For more information, or to register for this educational program, please call 330-364-4474 or stop by the Tuscarawas County Library’s reference desk.

          

Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.

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