Gifford Wellness presents ‘Heart of the Matter’ Sept 29

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Vermont Business Magazine Gifford Wellness invites community members to “Heart of the Matter,” a discussion with our expert care team on topics ranging from heart attack prevention to self-management, from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in the Conference Center at Gifford Medical Center.  

Presenters include cardiologist Dr. Bruce Andrus; Leslie Osterman, PA-C; Dr. Courtney Riley; Emily Russell, RN; and Walter Ziske, care coordinator. 

They plan to discuss: 

  • Heart Attacks: What causes them? How are they treated, and better yet, prevented? 
  • Heart Failure: Types, evaluation, and treatment 
  • Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter 
  • Heart Valve Trouble 
  • Pearls of Cardiac Care: Advice from a cardiac nurse on self-care and working with your team 
  • Hypertension 
  • The Benefits of Health Coaching and Self-Management Classes 
  • Nutrition 
  • Lipoprotein (a)  

    Heart of the Matter is free and open to the public with registration encouraged by Monday, Sept. 25. For more information, and to register, email [email protected] or call 802-728-2377.  

Gifford is a community hospital in Randolph, Vt., with family health centers in Berlin, Bethel, Chelsea, Randolph, and Rochester, and specialty services throughout central Vermont. A Federally Qualified Health Center and a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the country, Gifford is a full-service hospital with a 24-hour emergency department and inpatient unit; many surgical services; an adult day program; 49-unit independent living facility, and a nursing home. The hospital’s mission is to improve individual and community health by providing and assuring access to affordable, high-quality health care in Gifford’s service area. 

Source: RANDOLPH, Vt., Sept. 12, 2023—Gifford Wellness