Heart Month

Show your heart some love

If you have a history of heart disease or are experiencing symptoms that concern you, your heart may be trying to tell you something.

February is American Heart Month, and Prisma Health is offering a series of free seminars led by cardiology providers with expertise in their fields. Join us to be sure you know about the latest treatment options for heart disease.

Seating is limited – register today. Call 803-296-CARE (2273).

Atrial fibrillation treatment options

Sultan Siddique, MD Sultan Siddique, MD, Palmetto Heart
Atrial fibrillation (or AFib) is the most common type of irregular heartbeat. If left untreated, it can lead to blood clots, stroke or heart failure. Our electrophysiologists are experts in treating AFib, and will discuss the latest treatment options including medications, ablations, pacemakers and WatchmanTM, an implant designed to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with AFib.

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6–7 p.m.
Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital, Birch Classroom
300 Palmetto Health Pkwy., Columbia, SC 29212 map »
Light refreshments provided

Structural heart disease

Matthew G. Cantrell, MDMatthew G. Cantrell, MD, Palmetto Heart
Structural heart disease is a common problem associated with the tissues or valves of the heart. It can be congenital or develop later in life. Learn about treatments, like transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), which can help you live a normal life.

Friday, Feb. 14, noon–1 p.m.
Prisma Health Baptist Hospital Auditorium
1501 Sumter St., ground floor, Columbia, SC 29201 map »
Lunch provided

Living with heart failure

Sarah F. Wilkes, NPSarah F. Wilkes, NP, Advanced Heart Failure
Heart failure is one of the most common reasons for hospitalizations. As its prevalence has grown, so has the need for changes in the methods of treatment. Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Sarah Wilkes will speak about the causes and symptoms of heart failure plus the latest solutions for living with heart failure, including CardioMEMS – a remote monitoring device to help manage symptoms – and advanced heart failure therapy options.

Wednesday, Feb. 19 and Friday, Feb. 21 noon–1 p.m.
Prisma Health Baptist Hospital Auditorium
1501 Sumter St., ground floor, Columbia, SC 29201 map »
Lunch provided

Women and heart health: What every woman should know

Jennifer A. Feldman, MDJennifer A. Feldman, MD, Palmetto Heart
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, though the symptoms in women are often underreported or undiagnosed. One challenge is that some heart disease symptoms in women may be different from those in men. Join us to understand the unique symptoms of heart disease in women and begin to reduce your risk of heart disease.

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6–7 p.m.
Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital, Birch Classroom
300 Palmetto Health Pkwy., Columbia, SC 29212 map »
Light refreshments provided

Atrial fibrillation treatment options

John D. Rozich, MDJohn D. Rozich, MD, Palmetto Heart-Sumter
Atrial fibrillation (or AFib) is the most common type of irregular heartbeat. If left untreated, it can lead to blood clots, stroke or heart failure. Our cardiologists are experts in treating AFib, and will discuss the latest treatment options including medications, ablations, pacemakers and WatchmanTM, an implant designed to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with AFib.

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6–7 p.m.
Sumter Opera House City Centre
21 N. Main St., Sumter, SC 29150 map »
Light refreshments provided

Heart failure: A survival guide

F. Roosevelt Gilliam, MDF. Roosevelt Gilliam, MD, Palmetto Heart-Sumter
Heart failure is one of the most common reasons for hospitalizations. As its prevalence has grown, so has the need for changes in the methods of treatment. Cardiologist F. Roosevelt Gilliam, MD, will speak about the causes and symptoms of heart failure plus the latest solutions for survival, including left ventricular assist devices.

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6–7 p.m.
Sumter Opera House City Centre
21 N. Main St., Sumter, SC 29150 map »
Light refreshments provided

Enemies of the heart

Cameron Thomasson, NPCameron Thomasson, NP, Palmetto Heart-Sumter
The foods that you eat, along with lack of exercise, can cause damage the heart. Take charge of your health and learn how to make heart healthy food choices.

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6–7 p.m.
Sumter Opera House City Centre
21 N. Main St., Sumter, SC 29150 map »
Light refreshments provided


Register today – call 803-296-CARE (2273).

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