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Prisma Health offers three free heart health webinars beginning Wednesday of this week

February is American Heart Month, and Prisma Health is offering a series of free online webinars including the first two planned for Wednesday and Friday of this week and Friday, Feb. 26, and led by Prisma cardiac specialists.

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, and the online classes will explain tp participants some of the latest instruction for preventing and treating heart disease.

Online registration is open now for all three webinars:

A separate registration is required for each webinar, and the first one is from 1 to 2 p.m. this Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Prisma cardiologist Benjamin Holmes, MD, will speak about “Atrial fibrillation and treatment options.”

Afib, a common type of irregular heartbeat, can lead to blood clots, stroke or heart failure if left untreated. Hear about the latest treatment options.

The second webinar is Friday, Feb. 19, also from 1 to 2 p.m., and addresses “When to be concerned about cold hands and feet.”

Vascular Surgeon Hazem El-Arousy will speak about the warning signs of vascular disease, how it’s treated and how to prevent it.

The last webinar is about “Chest pain and what it could mean.”

On Friday, Feb. 26, from 1 to 2 p.m., cardiologist Brad Stevens, Jr., will describe when chest pain may mean a heart attack, heartburn or something else, and help determine what to do and when and why to seek care  even during a pandemic.

A separate but free
registration is required for each webinar at


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