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).

What every woman should know about heart disease

Meghan Businaro, DO Meghan Businaro, DO, Palmetto Heart
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, though the symptoms in women are often under-reported 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. 5, 6–7 p.m.
Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital, Birch Classroom
300 Palmetto Health Pkwy., Columbia, SC 29212 map »
Light refreshments provided

Thursday, Feb. 7, noon–1 p.m.
Prisma Health Baptist Hospital Auditorium
1501 Sumter St., ground floor, Columbia, SC 29201 map »
Lunch provided

Living with heart failure

Robin Traufler, NPRobin Traufler, NP, Palmetto Heart
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 Robin Traufler 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 ventricular assist devices.

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

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 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

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

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6–7 p.m.
Todd N. Senn, MD, Columbia Heart

Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital, Birch Classroom
300 Palmetto Health Pkwy., Columbia, SC 29212 map »
Light refreshments provided

Wednesday, Feb. 27, noon–1 p.m.
Sultan Siddique, MD, Palmetto Heart

Prisma Health Baptist Hospital Auditorium
1501 Sumter St., ground floor, Columbia, SC 29201 map »
Lunch provided

Is it old age or aortic stenosis?

Matthew G. Cantrell, MDMatthew G. Cantrell, MD
What you may think are normal signs of aging – fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath – could be signs of aortic stenosis, a narrowing of the aortic heart valve which typically occurs in those age 75 and older. Fortunately, a minimally invasive treatment option is available: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Friday, Feb. 22, noon–1 p.m.
Prisma Health Baptist Hospital Auditorium
1501 Sumter St., ground floor, Columbia, SC 29201 map »
Lunch provided

Heart disease: Risk factors, symptoms and prevention

F. Roosevelt Gilliam, MDF. Roosevelt Gilliam, MD, Palmetto Heart-Sumter
Heart disease can lead to heart attack, heart rhythm problems and other life-threatening conditions. Fortunately, knowledge is power. Our cardiologists will help you understand the risk factors for heart disease and how you can prevent it.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 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. 19, 6–7 p.m.
Sumter Opera House City Centre
21 N. Main St., Sumter, SC 29150 map »
Light refreshments provided

Heart catheterization: What you need to know

John D. Rozich, MDJohn D. Rozich, MD, Palmetto Heart-Sumter
Many heart conditions can now be diagnosed and treated via heart catheterization, including heart failure, blocked arteries, and valve damage. Learn more about the heart catheterizations performed at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital and what you or your loved one can expect during and after the procedure.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6–7 p.m.
Sumter Opera House City Centre
21 N. Main St., Sumter, SC 29150 map »
Light refreshments provided

Living with heart failure

Shannon Cribb, NPShannon Cribb, NP, 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. Learn more about the causes and symptoms of heart failure.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 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).

Join us for WellFest

Prisma Health’s Women at Heart and Men's Health Day are now WellFest. Join us Saturday, March 2, 2019, 8 a.m-1 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, located at 1101 Lincoln St. in Columbia.

Learn more and register »

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