Physicians at St. Bernards Heart & Vascular will sponsor a special Healthy Heart Luncheon for the interested public on Friday, Feb. 26, at St. Bernards Auditorium, 505 East Washington Ave.
The event is planned as part of the emphasis on heart health during the month that traditionally has been recognized as American Heart Month. A brief program will feature St. Bernards Heart & Vascular physicians discussing heart disease and answering questions from those in attendance.
Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, and while it is a risk for all Americans, women are especially at risk, with heart disease the cause of one in three deaths among women. Hosting the luncheon is only one of the ways physicians with the region’s largest cardiology practice are promoting awareness of heart health.
Physicians will talk about types of heart disease and treatments available locally. They will touch on diagnosis and testing as well as services offered through St. Bernards – especially the Heart Attack Treatment Center, the St. Bernards Delta Ridge STEMI Network, cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, heart surgery, peripheral artery disease treatment and much more.
They will answer questions from the audience as well.
Among physicians who will be on hand to answer questions and talk with participants will be cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and electrophysiologists (specially trained cardiologists who deal with heart rhythm problems).
Physicians who practice at St. Bernards Heart & Vascular are Drs. Ahmad Al-Hindi, Max Arroyo, Ziad Awar, Brian Bailey, Jaime Chavez, Jack Havdala, Roger Hill, Anil Kumar, Abe Martinez, John McKee, Devi G. Nair, Afamefuna A. Onuora, Richard Stevenson, Barry Tedder and Deepak Thomas.
In addition to seeing patients at St. Bernards Heart & Vascular in Jonesboro, the physicians see patients in outreach clinics at Batesville, Manila, Newport, Paragould, Piggott, Pocahontas, Walnut Ridge and Wynne.
Doors for the luncheon will open at 11 in the morning so attendees can visit with a number of vendors who provide heart-related products and services. A light, heart-healthy lunch will be served, and the program will begin at noon.
Admission is free, however, persons interested in attending must make reservations by calling the St. Bernards HealthLine at 870-207-7300 or toll free at 855-207-7300 by Thursday, Feb. 19.