Submitted by Claire Bloxom, Medical Center of Plano
This month The Medical Center of Plano will go all-out to help keep the importance of heart health top-of-mind.
A variety of special events are planned as part of the hospital’s annual observance of American Heart Month. Among them are two free, hour-long informational seminars in which members of the community are encouraged to participate.
“Here at The Medical Center of Plano, we offer not only medical care, but also tools for more successful living,” said Troy A. Villarreal, FACHE, the hospital’s chief executive officer. “That’s the approach we take with all our community outreach.”
The first seminar, titled “Be Heart Smart: Learn to Self-Manage Heart Failure,” is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7. It will feature Lisa Robinson, ANP, CCRN, discussing heart failure’s emergence as one of the nation’s most serious and prevalent public health threats. Heart-failure victims and their loved ones will learn techniques for managing the disease at home and enjoying improved quality-of-life.
On Thursday, Feb. 21, Rajiit Abrol, M.D., and James Frame, M.D., will present “Heart Health for the Adolescent Athlete.” Dr. Abrol, a cardiac electrophysiologist, and Dr. Frame, an Emergency Medicine specialist, will look at the causes of sudden illness and death in young athletes, highlighting what parents, coaches, and school nurses should know about heart health and youth sports.
Both seminars are scheduled for 7 p.m. in Classrooms 1 and 2 of The Medical Center of Plano’s main hospital, located at 3901 W. 15th St. (the intersection of West 15th and Coit) in the heart of Plano. There is no admission charge. Call 972-519-1437 to reserve your seat.