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Community Events

Join Us and Learn More About Your Heart Health
Where? Stony Brook University Hospital, main level (level 5), outside the cafeteria
When? Friday, Feb. 23, 11 to 1 pm
Who? Presented by members of our Chest Pain Center and Heart Failure team  
What? Get your blood pressure checked. Talk with our cardiac experts. Learn more about hands-only CPR.
Specific topics:
• Heart failure awareness and treatment
• LVAD for advanced heart failure
• CardioMEMSTM, a monitoring system aimed at reducing heart failure hospital admissions and improving quality of life
• Heart attack signs and symptoms
Hope to see you at this event, part of an education series on heart-health awareness and treatment.

Mall Walkers Program
Wednesday, Feb. 28
8 to 10 am, Smith Haven Mall Food Court
8 to 8:45 am, Free blood pressure screenings
9 to 10 am “Smart Strategies for Your Vascular Health,” Presented by Mohsen Bannazadeh, MD, Stony Brook Medicine
Walking is a low-impact, low-risk and easy aerobic exercise that conditions your heart and lungs while engaging your whole body.
Monthly gatherings held on the last Wednesday of the month.
• Socialize with friends • Refreshments served • Open to all and no pre-registration required
For more information, call (631) 444-4000 or download a brochure.

HeartSaver/AED CPR Class
Stony Brook University Hospital, Heart Institute, Level 5 (main level)
101 Nicholls Road, Stony Brook
Wednesdays, April 25, May 30, June 27, July 25, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 28 and Dec. 26
4 to 7 pm
Learn lifesaving skills from nurse educators at Stony Brook University Heart Institute. The class is free, but for those who would like a two-year American Heart Association CPR card and book, there is a $20 fee. Participants will learn how to respond to an adult, child and infant who is unresponsive and in cardiac arrest. Demonstrations on the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and how to respond to choking emergencies are also covered. Registration is required (same-day registration is possible, but please call first). To register for an upcoming HeartSaver/AED CPR class, contact Yvonne Leippert, RN, MS, CCRN, at yvonne.leippert@stonybrookmedicine.edu or (631) 444-3322.

Vascular Screening
Stony Brook University Hospital, Heart Institute, Level 5 (main level)
101 Nicholls Road, Stony Brook

Are you 60 or older? Are you a current or past smoker? Smoking is the single most important risk factor for vascular disease. Other major risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and a family history of aortic aneurysm. Aneurysms and strokes, common conditions caused by vascular disease, can strike suddenly and without warning. That's why it's best to identify and treat underlying causes before symptoms appear at this free screening. Pre-registration and a brief qualifying interview are required. No walk-ins accepted. Call (631) 638-2100 to register for an upcoming vascular screening.

Health Screenings
Stony Brook health professionals offer a wide variety of screenings at health fairs and community events throughout Suffolk County. Blood pressure and cholesterol screenings often reveal the early warning signs of heart disease. In addition to these, screenings for prostate cancer, glaucoma, vascular disease, osteoporosis and more are offered on a periodic or regular basis. For more information, call (631) 444-5250.

To view a full listing of upcoming events at Stony Brook Medicine, please see our events calendar.