Englewood, FL – Englewood Community Hospital will be hosting a Lunch & Learn “Better Care for Your Heart” with Dr. Sailendra Upendram, Interventional Cardiologist, on Wednesday, September 7th with registration and lunch served at 11:30 am and presentation at 12:00 noon.  The program will be held in the Suncoast Auditorium.  The presentation will include blood pressure screenings and cardiac risk assessments.

Cardiovascular disease affects millions of Americans each year. You can help prevent the number-one killer of American men and women by proactively changing your way of life.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), if a family member has been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, you are likely at risk for the same medical condition. Monitor these health habits and reduce your risk of developing the disease.

Diet: Watch what you eat. High levels of sodium and fat hide in your favorite meals and treats. Add more fresh greens and fruits as snacks.

Exercise: Add a walking or running routine to your schedule. Adults need at least two and a half hours of various physical activity a week. Speak with your doctor about the best exercise routine for you.

Tobacco use: Tobacco products take a toll on your health, no matter what age you are. Every cigarette you smoke makes you more susceptible to heart disease.

Blood pressure and cholesterol: Don't forget your yearly physical. Routine exams log health history of blood pressure and cholesterol levels, helping your doctor effectively track signs of heart conditions.

Seating is limited and a complimentary lunch will be served.  To make your reservation, please call the hospital’s Consult A Nurse® class registration, healthcare information and physician referral service at (941) 473-3919. For information on other community lectures and programs available, please visit http://englewoodcommunityhospital.com/calendar/.

Register for the "Better Care for Your Heart" Lunch & Learn