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Community invited to heart health education events

SRH’s regional cardiac care program celebrates Heart Month

February 1, 2018 – February is Heart Month, and Scarborough and Rouge Hospital’s (SRH) regional cardiac care program is inviting community members to come have a “heart to heart” about their cardiovascular health.

The regional program will be hosting its annual Heart to Heart Community Talks in February for residents to come learn about improving their heart health and achieving a better quality lifestyle. The event will feature a panel of expert hospital staff, including exercise therapists, nurse practitioners, a dietitian and pharmacist. The panel will have a free-flowing discussion with attendees about a number of heart health topics. Community members will also hear from a cardiac patient who will speak about their experience.

Everyone is welcome; admission and parking are free. Staff from the regional program will also be performing blood pressure tests and providing one-on-one consultations on cardiovascular health.

Heart to Heart Community Talks

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February 15, 6 to 8 p.m.

Whitby Abilities Centre
55 Gordon Street, Whitby

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February 22, 6 to 8 p.m.

Toronto Pan-Am Centre
875 Morningside Avenue, Scarborough

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Topics to include: Cardiovascular disease and risk factors, heart-healthy eating, benefits of exercise, managing medications, heart failure, cultural factors, and smoking cessation

Everyone is welcome; admission and parking are free. Staff from the regional program will also be performing blood pressure tests and providing one-on-one consultations on cardiovascular health.

Touch screen glovesPlus free touch screen gloves for staying active this winter! Join us for these education events and receive a free pair of touch screen gloves. You can get outdoors and stay active this winter, and keep your fingers warm while using your smartphone for fitness apps and to play music.

 

About the Central East Regional Cardiac Care Program

Scarborough and Rouge Hospital leads the Central East Regional Cardiac Care Program for Scarborough and Durham, and is home to the regional cardiac centre. With a highly qualified and experienced team of more than 20 cardiologists and over 100 health care professionals, the regional program is integrated with the community to ensure excellent, timely care. Each year, more than 6,000 patients are seen by the program for a wide range of cardiac care services, including life-saving emergency and elective interventions to unblock blood vessels in the heart; advanced cardiac imaging to get a better view of what's happening with a patient's heart; pacemaker and ICD implants and electrophysiology procedures to manage and treat arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats); and cardiovascular rehabilitation and education to help patients throughout the broader Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) region to achieve an optimal heart healthy lifestyle. Scarborough and Rouge hospital delivers care in partnership with Lakeridge Health, and the Central East LHIN.

 

About Scarborough and Rouge Hospital

At Scarborough and Rouge Hospital (SRH), a quality patient experience comes first. Affiliated with the University of Toronto, SRH consists of three hospital sites (Birchmount, General, and Centenary) and five satellite sites in Scarborough. SRH delivers a broad spectrum of health services to one of the most diverse communities in Canada, including a full-service Emergency department at each site, advanced maternal and neonatal care in state-of-the-art birthing centres, and specialized paediatric services. SRH is home to a number of regional programs serving the central east Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and beyond, including nephrology, cardiac care, vascular surgery, and vision care, and is recognized as a centre of excellence in orthopaedic surgery, cancer care, and mental health.