Heart Disease Can Be Prevented
Instructor: Dr. Ernest Patti
Course Code: EVE161
The number one killer in America today is a disease that can often be prevented. One of the biggest misconceptions about heart disease is that it happens only to the elderly; in fact one out of twenty people under the age of 40 suffer from some sort of heart disease. Although you lack the power to change some risk factors such as family history, sex or age, a number of measures can be taken to prevent it. Dr. Ernest Patti will explain the different types of heart disease, the uncontrollable and controllable risk factors, and how to follow a healthy lifestyle; eating a heart-healthy diet, quitting smoking, the importance of being physically active, managing stress, and more. We'll also discuss how regular screenings are an important way to prevent heart trouble.
Dr. Ernest Patti is board-certified in emergency medicine and is the former Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center. He has been a guest on Fox News and ABC News many times to discuss a variety of health issues. He was also featured in Discovery Channel's 911: The Bronx.
|Time:||7:30 - 9 pm|
|Location:||MHS-Palmer Rm. 123|