Women Urged To “Take Heart” During American Heart Month

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ELIZABETH — To celebrate American Heart Month, Trinitas Regional Medical Center will host a free dinner presentation and talk, “When Your Heart Speaks, Listen”, on Thursday, Feb.7, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at The Westwood, 438 North Avenue, in Garwood. Guests at the women-only event are encouraged to wear red to celebrate women’s heart health.

The program will include remarks from Dr. Fayez E. Shamoon, newly-appointed Medical Director of Cardiovascular Services, at Trinitas Regional Medical Center. Shamoon has co-authored many articles in the field of cardiology and has participated in a number of clinical trials and studies to advance the knowledge of cardiac care. In addition, the audience will hear personal experiences of women who have faced health problems associated with heart disease.

“It is so important for women to increase their awareness of the symptoms of heart disease,” emphasizes Nancy DiLiegro, PhD, Vice President of Clinical and Physician Services at Trinitas Regional Medical Center and Chair of the American Heart Association Northern New Jersey Regional Board of Directors. “Too often, women ignore the signs of heart disease and unknowingly place themselves at risk. American Heart Month is observed each year to raise the level of awareness so that women begin to take their own heart health seriously, not only for themselves but for those who love and need them.”

Since the event is free and seating is extremely limited, those interested in attending should call 1-908-994-8939 to register as soon as possible.

Throughout February, the Williamson Street campus of Trinitas will be illuminated in red as a tribute to American Heart Month. In addition, the Trinitas website, www.trinitasrmc.org, will feature information and tips about heart health.

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