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Renown health offers save your heart event

By ThisIsReno


To celebrate American Heart Month, Renown Health invites individuals to hear local physicians and other healthcare professionals talk about heart attack symptoms, heart-healthy nutrition and reducing risk factors for heart disease at its Save Your Heart luncheon. The event will be held Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 South Virginia Street, Reno. Cost for the event is $10, which includes a heart healthy lunch. To register, call 775-982-5757.

Featured speakers for this event include:

  • Devang M. Desai, MD – interventional cardiologist with Sierra Nevada Cardiology Associates
  • Lynice Anderson – Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetic Educator
  • Rob Judd – Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioner

In 2005, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported an estimated 16 million people in the United States were living with coronary heart disease. That same year nearly 8.1 million people reported having had a heart attack.

Cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, is actually a collection of diseases and conditions, not one particular affliction. They include primarily heart disease and stroke. There are also diseases of the blood vessels, which include high blood pressure (hypertension) and aneurysm.

To urge Americans to join the battle against these diseases, since 1963 Congress has required the president to proclaim February “American Heart Month.”

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