Local Nurses Tackle Heart Disease in the Fort Worth Area

Thursday, 13 September 2012 00:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, September 13, 2012

A new program coming to Fort Worth to educate local health care providers about the latest in heart disease prevention

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, the leading cause of death in Texas is heart disease and over 1.1 million people in Texas have cardiovascular disease or have had a stroke.

In efforts to combat this ever-growing issue, the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) is hosting a live half-day program for health care professionals in the Dallas/Fort Worth area about the latest in cardiovascular disease risk reduction and disease management.

This session is part of PCNA’s annual nationwide Fall Lecture Series and is coming to Fort Worth, Texas for the first time on September 15, 2012 at the Hilton Fort Worth.

The program aims to provide health care providers in the Fort Worth area with applicable skills that they can implement with local patients and to encourage them to take a leadership role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease in the Fort Worth area.

The half-day session, beginning at 7:30 AM will cover the following important topics:

  • Disparities in the Care of the Cardiovascular Patient, presented by Kim Trull, BSN, MSN, Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth
  • Management of Dyslipidemia in High Risk Patients, presented by M. Sathayamoorthy, MD, HeartPlace, Baylor All Saints Hospital
  • Reducing Cardioembolic Risk in the Patient with Afib, presented by Lance Ray, PharmD, Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth

The event, which has already drawn nearly 100 registrants, is open to all health care professionals no cost. Registration is required.

For more information visit www.pcna.net

For interviews with presenters or local leaders in heart disease prevention, contact Abby Despins at adespins@pcna.net or 920-606-2115.

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About PCNA
The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) is the leading nursing organization dedicated to preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD) through assessing risk, facilitating lifestyle changes, and guiding individuals to achieve treatment goals. The mission of PCNA is to promote nurses as leaders in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease. PCNA does this by educating and supporting nurses through the development of professional and patient education, leadership, and advocacy. For more information call 608-250-2440 or visit www.pcna.net

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