Evangelical Community Hospital will be hosting a free "Talk with the Doc" discussion covering the prevention and treatment of heart and vascular conditions, featuring Benjamin Keyser, DO, Vascular Surgeon; John Pfeifer, MD, Interventional Cardiologist; Lisa Brinckman, RN, Director of Heart and Vascular Services; Vicki Krebs, RN, Coordinator of Cardiac Rehabilitation; and Christina O’Rourke, RDN, LDN, Dietitian-Nutritionist.
The event will be held at Evangelical Community Hospital on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, in the Apple Conference Rooms located at the rear of the O'Keefe Dining Room. There will be light refreshments offered starting at 5:30 p.m., with the talk starting at 6 p.m.
Registration is required and may be done through the Evangelical website or by calling 570-768-3200.
Following the panel discussion and question/answer session, tours will be given of the catheterization labs and the cardiac rehabilitation areas.
The panel discussion will focus on the signs and symptoms of heart and vascular disease and heart attack risk factors, the importance of a heart-healthy diet, heart disease prevention, and treatment. There will also be a discussion about what happens after someone has a heart attack or other heart health issue, including the importance of rehabilitation and exercise to strengthen the heart.
The panel discussion is an opportunity to learn 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 like catheterization mean for a healthy heart.