Heart disease can strike people of any age, so with February being National Heart Month, Inova Loudoun Hospital is hosting “Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Risk Factors, Treatment & Prevention” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 26.
Heart and vascular specialist Dr. Ather Anis will lead an interactive discussion about heart disease and sudden cardiac arrest.
The lecture, part of Inova Loudoun’s Ask the Expert Series, will be at Inova Loudoun’s Physician’s Office Building, 44055 Riverside Parkway, Suite 110 in Leesburg. Follow signs for the South Hospital Entrance. Free on-site parking and valet services are available. Participation is free but seating is limited. To register visit inova.org/AskTheExpert or call 1.855-MY-INOVA (855-694.6682).
According to the Centers for Disease Control, half of all Americans are affected by at least one of the top three risk factors for heart disease — high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking. Often misused as a description for “heart attack,” sudden cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function in a person who may or may not have been diagnosed with heart disease. It happens suddenly and can be fatal if appropriate steps aren’t taken immediately. During the discussion, attendees can learn more about the risk factors, treatment options, and preventive measures for cardiac arrest. The lecture also includes a hands-on CPR demonstration, led by the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute – Schaufeld Family Heart Center team.