In Observance of American Heart Health Month
Holy Name Hospital Offers Heart Centered Programs
February is American Heart Health Month. In observance Holy Name Hospital’s Center for Healthy Living Center for Healthy Living is offering programs focused on heart health. Below is the list of events, to register for any of the events listed, please call 1-877-HOLY-NAME (1-877-465-9626), unless otherwise noted.
All About Rhythm: Atrial Fibrillation
Date: Wednesday, February 1
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Location: Marian Hall
Speaker: Dr. David Wild, Cardiologist
Atrial fibrillation (AF or afib) is the most common abnormal heart rhythm, found in about 2.2 million Americans and involves the two upper chambers of the heart. The likelihood of developing afib increases with age, occurring in three to five percent of people over 65. It is often asymptomatic, and is not in itself generally life-threatening, but may result in palpitations, fainting, chest pain, or congestive heart failure. People with AF usually have a significantly increased risk of stroke (up to 7 times that of the general population). Today’s talk will discuss risk factors, early signs and symptoms, treatment options, and means of coping with chronic afib.
Diabetes in Control 2010: Wrapping Your Heart Around Exercise
Date: Wednesday, February 10
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: Marian Hall
Speaker: Gina Gausepohl, RN, BSN, Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation, HNH
Fee: FREE, but you must register by calling 201-833-3371.
Diabetes increases your risk for Heart Disease. Exercise can help to lower your blood sugars, cholesterol and blood pressure. Learn what you can do to reduce these risk factors and improve your level of fitness
Women and Heart Health
Date: Thursday, February 11
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: HNH Fitness, 514 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ
Speaker: Judith Kutzleb, DNP, RN, CCRN, APN-C
Join us for an informative evening about risks, prevention and treatment of heart disease. Following the talk, an individual risk assessment will be available including BP & glucose testing.
Day of Dance
Date: Saturday, February 27th
Time: 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Bergen Town Center
Come enjoy a fun-filled time of dance demonstrations and instruction, health screenings, health education presentations, music, exhibits and more all designed to give you tools for keeping your heart healthy. This family day of education, physical activity, and community is being celebrated at Spirit of Women hospitals nationwide.