Heart Happenings: Free Cardiovascular Health Seminars and Screenings
03/24/2011

Heart Happenings, a year-long initiative formed to increase awareness of heart disease and improve the heart health of the members of our community.

Online PR News – 24-March-2011 – – Boston, MA—The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Cardiovascular Wellness Service is hosting Heart Happenings, a year-long initiative formed to increase awareness of heart disease and improve the heart health of the members of our community. The initiative includes free educational sessions and cardiovascular disease screenings for residents of the Greater Boston area, throughout 2011.

Educational sessions will take place on the third Wednesday of each month in the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center, third floor. The sessions consist of a short presentation by Brigham and Women’s physicians on cutting-edge cardiovascular topics with ample opportunity for questions and answers. February’s topic is “Living With Heart Failure: How to Be a Proactive Self-Advocate.”

Cardiovascular disease screenings will take place monthly at Brigham and Women’s Hospital or other community locations and events throughout the year. The screenings provide simple tests to measure risk factors for heart disease and one-on-one counseling—a great step toward taking control of your cardiovascular health. The first free screening will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the mezzanine of the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center. For a complete list of cardiovascular disease screenings, visit http://www.brighamandwomens.org/cvwellness.

All Heart Happenings events are free of charge. For more information or to register for an educational session or screening, call 1-800-BWH-9999 or email bwhteleservices@partners.org.

Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is a 777-bed nonprofit teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a founding member of Partners HealthCare, an integrated health care delivery network. In July of 2008, the hospital opened the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center, the most advanced center of its kind. BWH is committed to excellence in patient care with expertise in virtually every specialty of medicine and surgery. The BWH medical preeminence dates back to 1832, and today that rich history in clinical care is coupled with its national leadership in quality improvement and patient safety initiatives and its dedication to educating and training the next generation of health care professionals. Through investigation and discovery conducted at its Biomedical Research Institute (BRI), BWH is an international leader in basic, clinical and translational research on human diseases, involving more than 860 physician-investigators and renowned biomedical scientists and faculty supported by more than $416 M in funding. BWH is also home to major landmark epidemiologic population studies, including the Nurses' and Physicians' Health Studies and the Women's Health Initiative. For more information about BWH, please visit http://www.brighamandwomens.org/.