April 16th, 2008

Health professionals from Great River Medical Center will provide information about the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disease during the Cardiovascular Health Fair and Program. Reduced cost lipid and glucose screening also will be available. The event is scheduled Saturday morning, April 26, in the Mercy Plaza, 1225 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington, Iowa.

Presentation schedule:
• 9 to 9:20 a.m. – Know Your Numbers - Gary Mansheim, M.D., family practitioner, Burlington Area Family Practice Center
• 9:20 to 9:40 a.m. – Exercise and Healthy Eating – Jamie Dengler, M.B.A., manager, Health Fitness, Great River Center for Rehabilitation
• 9:40 to 10 a.m. – So What Does Diabetes Have to Do With My Heart? – David Carlson, M.D., family practitioner, Burlington Area Family Practice Center
• 10 to 10:30 a.m. – Break/Displays
• 10:30 to 11 a.m. – Coronary Artery and Peripheral Vascular Disease – Abdullah Alwahdani, M.D., interventional cardiologist, Great River Heart and Vascular Center
• 11 to 11:30 a.m. – Stroke Diagnosis and Treatment – Anil Dhuna, M.D., neurologist, Great River Medical Center

Educational displays (8 to 10:30 a.m.):
• Blood pressure
• Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
• Diabetes Education
• Great River Heart and Vascular Center
• Great River Medical Center Library
• Great River Sleep Disorder Center
• Great River Wound and Hyperbaric Clinic
• Health Fitness with body-fat analysis
• Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies
• Nutrition
• Stroke warning signs

Lipid profile and glucose screenings will be offered from 8 to 10:30 a.m. The lipid profile measures total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, LDL/HDL ratio and triglycerides. The glucose screening measures blood sugar. Fasting for eight to 12 hours is required for accurate test results. Participants may drink water or black coffee and take medicines as scheduled. Results will be mailed in two weeks. Screening cost is $25.

Door prizes will be available. Winners, who must be present, will be announced at the conclusion of the program. Appointments are not necessary for the lipid profile and glucose screening. To register for the presentation program, please call Great River Medical Center’s Corporate Education Department at (319) 768-4070.