Celebrating American Heart Month with free community events

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Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is celebrating American Heart Month with a Be Heart Smart wellness series cardiovascular wellness events throughout the month of February and March. All of the events are free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. Click on the links below to reserve your space.

Thursday, February 11 at 12:00 pm | Health and Wellness Center, Conference Room 2nd Floor

A heart-healthy diet can be both delicious and nutritious. Executive Chef, Jerry Dzialo and Registered Dietitian, Denise Doman will show you how to prepare healthy dishes that are sure to please. Watch a cooking demonstration, sample the menu items, and leave with tried and true recipes that you can make at home.

Physician Presentation: Is your cholesterol putting you at risk?

Presenter: Hesham A. Fakhri, MD

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm | Health and Wellness Center, Conference Room 2nd Floor

Too much cholesterol can put you at risk for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death in the United States. The good news is, high cholesterol is a controllable risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Learn about the symptoms, preventions and treatments of high cholesterol.

Cardiac Cath Lab Open House and Walk Through the MEGA Heart

Sunday, March 13 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to tour a brand-new, state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab. As a part of its expansion, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is adding a second cardiac cath lab and is inviting the community to take a sneak peek before it opens.

And, the MEGA Heart will be onsite and available for tours. The MEGA Heart is the worlds only portable walkthrough heart exhibit. Visitors can step inside the human heart, learn about cardiovascular functions, observe examples of various types of heart disease, and see displays of some of the latest medical treatments for heart problems.

Physician Presentation: Heart Attack and Stroke Are you at Risk?

Presenter: Chetan Khamare, MD

Tuesday, February 23 at 12:00 pm | Health and Wellness Center, Conference Room 2nd Floor

If you had a heart attack or stroke would you recognize the symptoms? Heart disease is the number one cause of death, stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the nation. Join Dr. Khamare as he discusses the risk and symptoms that could save your life!

*Wellness Seminar: Fitness to Improve Your Heart Health

Presenter: Nicolas Santacruz, MS, EP-C

Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30 pm | Health and Wellness Center, Conference Room 2nd Floor

Want to avoid heart disease? Then take action. Discover just how important fitness is to the prevention and treatment of heart disease and other coronary issues.

*This event is provided by Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel's Health and Wellness Center. It is free for Health and Wellness Center Members, and is $5 for non-members.

Physician Presentation: Deep Venous Thrombosis and Chronic Venous Disease: Know the Risk!

Presenter: Brian D. Park, MD, RPVI

Tuesday, March 29 at 12:00 pm | Health and Wellness Center, Conference Room 2nd Floor

An estimated 40 percent of people in the United States have Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). Chronic Venous Insufficiency that develops as a result of Deep Vein Thrombosis is also known as post-thrombotic syndrome. Find out about the symptoms and treatments of this dangerous disease.

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