Some 5 million people in this country are living with heart failure. More than 500,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, and the chronic condition contributes to about 300,000 deaths each year.
If you or someone you care for has been diagnosed with heart failure, you’ve learned that managing this chronic condition is key to preventing it from progressing to the point where a heart transplant is the only option.
On Wednesday, June 27, join Jefferson cardiologists Paul J. Mather, MD, FACC, FACP, director of the Jefferson Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Center, and David M. Shipon, MD, FACC, director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Methodist, for a free health seminar at Methodist Hospital.
The seminar is aimed at those diagnosed with heart failure and their family members. It is designed to help both patients and family caregivers learn how to better manage the condition and enjoy a healthy life.
The program is being held at Jefferson’s Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and includes a heart-healthy dinner.
Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW or sign up online to register.
The Jefferson Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Center offers leading-edge, evidence-based medical care for patients with heart failure, providing a full range of medical and surgical treatments from a team of cardiologists and surgeons who have collectively performed more than 1,200 heart transplants.
The Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation at Methodist Hospital helps patients transition back to a normal, active life following a cardiac event or procedure. It is the only outpatient program of its kind in Philadelphia.