Mancini Center announces ‘American Heart Month’ events

Mancini Center announces ‘American Heart Month’ events

NORTH PROVIDENCE – In recognition of American Heart Month, the North Providence Mancini Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., has planned a weekly series of heart health presentations.

Each workshop is one hour long and will take place on Thursdays at 11 a.m. All are free and open to the public. Time will be provided at the end of each session for questions. All attending are required to register by calling the center at 401-231-0742.

• Week one, Feb. 7: “What Is Congestive Heart Failure.” Nancy Stone of Ocean State Cardiovascular and Vein Center will discuss the important risk factors, symptoms, and treatment of congestive heart failure.

• Week two, Feb. 14: Students and professors from the University of Rhode Island Pharmacy Outreach Program will be on site to discuss heart attacks. This presentation is an overview of signs and symptoms, causes and risk factors of heart attacks. Participants will also learn how to be proactive in protecting themselves from having a heart attack.

• Week three, Feb. 21: “Understanding Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Risk.” Stone will be back to discuss what atrial fibrillation is and why there is a risk of stroke with this condition.

• Week four, Feb. 28: The final presentation is “Heart Health Nutrition.” Ocean State Cardiovascular & Vein Center Nutrition will be discussing how diet and exercise are the pathway to good cardiac health.

If you have topics for future health presentations or would like to speak with Mary Ann Lilla, call 401-231-0742, ext. 106, or email NPMCHEC@northprovidenceri.gov .