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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Get the facts on heart attacks from St. Francis cardiovascular expert

INDIANAPOLIS – In the complex world of cardiovascular disease two words carry the most recognized signal of life-threatening complications: “heart attack.”

In its ongoing “Ask-the-Doc” series, the Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center is offering a free seminar about heart attacks. The latest session gets underway 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24 at White River Public Library, Greenwood.

Carson Turner, M.D., a member of St. Francis Medical Group Indiana Heart Physicians, will detail what happens to heart muscle during a heart attack and what long-term complications can occur if treatment is delayed. He also will discuss warning signs and symptoms and how one can reduce their risks.

To register for the class, call (317) 784-4422.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Heart Association.

Prevention is the key to lowering your chances of developing a cardiovascular disease, such as heart disease, stroke or high blood pressure. St. Francis Heart Center is offering free classes, programs, health fairs and screenings throughout the month of March in an effort to improve the community’s health through education and prevention.

More information about services at Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center is at