Great River Medical Center Hosts Cardiovascular Education and Screening Event
April 16, 2008 – Health professionals from Great River Medical Center will provide information about the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disease during the Cardiovascular Health Fair and Program. Reduced cost lipid and glucose screening also will be available. The event is scheduled Saturday morning, April 26, in the Mercy Plaza, 1225 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington, Iowa.
9 to 9:20 a.m. Know Your Numbers - Gary Mansheim, M.D., family practitioner, Burlington Area Family Practice Center
9:20 to 9:40 a.m. Exercise and Healthy Eating Jamie Dengler, M.B.A., manager, Health Fitness, Great River Center for Rehabilitation
9:40 to 10 a.m. So What Does Diabetes Have to Do With My Heart? David Carlson, M.D., family practitioner, Burlington Area Family Practice Center
10 to 10:30 a.m. Break/Displays
10:30 to 11 a.m. Coronary Artery and Peripheral Vascular Disease Abdullah Alwahdani, M.D., interventional cardiologist, Great River Heart and Vascular Center
11 to 11:30 a.m. Stroke Diagnosis and Treatment Anil Dhuna, M.D., neurologist, Great River Medical Center
Educational displays (8 to 10:30 a.m.):
Great River Heart and Vascular Center
Great River Medical Center Library
Great River Sleep Disorder Center
Great River Wound and Hyperbaric Clinic
Health Fitness with body-fat analysis
Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies
Stroke warning signs
Lipid profile and glucose screenings will be offered from 8 to 10:30 a.m. The lipid profile measures total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, LDL/HDL ratio and triglycerides. The glucose screening measures blood sugar. Fasting for eight to 12 hours is required for accurate test results. Participants may drink water or black coffee and take medicines as scheduled. Results will be mailed in two weeks. Screening cost is $25.
Door prizes will be available. Winners, who must be present, will be announced at the conclusion of the program. Appointments are not necessary for the lipid profile and glucose screening. To register for the presentation program, please call Great River Medical Centers Corporate Education Department at (319) 768-4070.