Meridian CardioVascular Network Celebrates American Heart Month Close to Home

Contact:Maureen Gillespie, Public Relations Manager

Meridian CardioVascular Network celebrates American Heart Month close to home

In celebration of February American Heart Month, Meridian CardioVascular Network is kicking off a series of fun and fabulous community events providing expert advice, heart healthy tips, and the latest information about prevention and treatments. The events will take place at Meridian Health locations throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties, and embrace American Heart Month’s signature red symbols.

Meridian CardioVascular Network is anchored by physicians at the region's leading academic medical center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and leading community hospitals for heart and vascular care, includingBayshore Community Hospital,Riverview Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, and Southern Ocean Medical Center. Meridian CardioVascular Network provides everything to diagnose, treat, and mend virtually all heart and vascular conditions. And, the network's specialists are continuously among the first to provide remarkable treatment and surgical options. Throughout February, Meridian CardioVascular Network experts will share their expertise at screenings, lectures, teas, cooking classes and more!

“Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. At Meridian CardioVascular Network, we’re committed to empowering and educating people to take charge of their own heart health. And we’re also celebrating American Heart Month in style by proudly wearing and displaying red symbols throughout the month,” says Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP, president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center and executive sponsor, Meridian CardioVascular Network.

American Heart Month featured events include:

Joyful Heart Tea
Enjoy tea and heart-healthy delights while learning how to keep your heart healthy!

February 16, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank
Speaker: Julie Master, D.O.

February 24, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Neptune Community Center
117 Third Avenue, Neptune City
Speaker: Lance Berger, M.D.

Keeping Up Your Beat
Learn the risks for heart disease and the different signs, symptoms, and treatment options available and lifestyle changes you can make to lower your risk.

February 24, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Meridian Community Resource Center at Freehold Raceway Mall

Cooking With Heart
Hear the latest information on heart disease, warning signs, and preventive measures you can take to stay healthy. There will be an entertaining heart-healthy cooking demonstration and food tasting, as well as an information session with a nutritionist. Registration is required.

February 24, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ocean Medical Center
East Wing Conference Center

The Heart-Healthy Table
Heart-healthy eating doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Join Whole Foods Market Marlboro as they take you through the steps of preparing an easy, delicious meal that is heart-healthy for you and your loved ones! Samples will be provided.

February 25, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Meridian Community Resource Center at Freehold Raceway Mall

Getting a Leg Up on Varicose Veins

Learn about varicose veins, their causes, and treatments.

February 8, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*Screenings provided
Meridian Fitness and Wellness, Manahawkin
Speaker: Jeffrey Hager, D.O.

February 9, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
*Screenings provided
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Brennan rooms 104/105
Speaker: Lawrence Mueller, M.D.

February 11, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
*Screenings provided
Meridian Health Village at Jackson, Conference Center
Speaker: Lawrence Mueller, M.D.

February 25, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Meridian Fitness and Wellness, Hazlet
Speaker: Owano Pennycooke, M.D.

AngioScreen Heart Month Discount

Learn your risk for heart attack and stroke. This vascular workup includes carotid artery ultrasound, heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation), blood pressure, and screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral artery disease. Participants receive an instant color report of the findings, educational material, and private consultation with a registered nurse. To celebrate Heart Month, the screening cost is just $49.95. Registration is required.

February 16, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ocean Medical Center, Brick
East Wing Conference Room A

February 22, 1:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Meridian Health Village at Jackson, Conference Center

February 23, 1:00 p.m. – 7:30 P.M.
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune
Brennan rooms 104/105

February 25, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel
Conference rooms A & B

February 29, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Southern Ocean Medical Center, Manahawkin