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Adventist Health Offers Free Heart Month Seminar in Clearlake

Heart Health

February 8, 2019 (Clearlake, Calif.) – February is Heart Month, and as part of its celebrations Adventist Heart & Vascular Institute is pleased to offer a free patient education seminar in Clearlake on Thursday, February 21 on the topic of Peripheral Vascular Disease.

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) occurs when you do not get enough blood from your heart due to blocked arteries. Symptoms may include pain and cramping in your legs when you walk, leg ulcers that take a long time to heal and varicose veins. PVD can be a precursor to serious heart complications or stroke.

At the seminar, attendees will learn about new advances in treatment options, from lifestyle changes to medications and minimally invasive interventions, and a free screening offered in Clearlake called Dare to C.A.R.E. that can help you understand your risk and if treatment is right for you.

The seminar will be presented by internationally renowned physician Dr. John Laird, an interventional cardiologist and vascular medicine specialist. Dr. Laird earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed a residency at Madigan Army Medical Center followed by a fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Laird is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.

“As we are all too aware, cardiovascular disease is one of the most pervasive problems facing our patients today,” says Dr. Laird, who is also Medical Director for the Adventist Heart & Vascular Institute. “Early intervention, prevention and education are key to improving the heart and vascular health of our local community.”

The Adventist Heart & Vascular Institute spans six counties, four hospitals and nine clinic locations, including five clinics right here in Lake County. The multispecialty team provides comprehensive cardiac care, bringing together some of the most talented cardiac health professionals and cutting-edge technology on the West Coast.

RSVP to the seminar by calling (877) 596-0644. The seminar begins with refreshments and small bites at 5:30pm with the seminar at 6:00pm. The Clearlake Senior Community Center is located at 3245 Bowers Avenue in Clearlake.

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The Adventist Heart & Vascular Institute is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides care in hospitals, clinics, home care agencies, hospice agencies and joint-venture retirement centers in both rural and urban communities. Our compassionate and talented team of 35,000 includes associates, medical staff physicians, allied health professionals and volunteers driven in pursuit of one mission: living God's love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope. Together, we are transforming the American healthcare experience with an innovative, yet timeless, whole-person focus on physical, mental, spiritual and social healing.