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Heart Disease is the Leading Cause of Death in the United States

January 31, 2012

Middletown, NY- In recognition of American Heart Month, Orange Regional Medical Center’s Peter Frommer, MD Heart Center is encouraging community members to know their risk of developing heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, each year, an estimated 785,000 Americans will have a new coronary attack and 470,000 will have a recurrent attack.

Orange Regional Medical Center’s Healthy Heart program, offered to local community members, is a free mobile service designed to determine heart and stroke risk, by focusing on prevention and early detection of heart problems. Each participant will receive a review of their medical history, cholesterol and glucose screening as well as a blood pressure screening. Educational materials are also provided. Follow-up with each patient is done on a quarterly basis to track progress and offer continuing support.

“Heart-related programs are a key component to bring awareness of heart-related diseases to those in our community,” says Deb Brock, Healthy Heart clinician. “We strive to provide as much information we can about the different aspects of heart disease and stroke, as well as preventive actions, to as many people in our community as possible.”

Additionally, the Peter Frommer, M.D. Heart Center provides comprehensive cardiac services to our community. The Center is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center and provides access to experienced cardiovascular specialists educated at some of the nation’s most renowned academic centers such as, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Mount Sinai Medical Center. The Center offers state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and a knowledgeable, dedicated cardiac staff trained in the latest cardiovascular procedures. A wide range of services include elective and emergency angioplasty, advanced cardiac testing and rehabilitation, electrophysiology and implantable pacemakers and a variety of related cardiology and educational services.

“Cardiovascular disease is a serious issue in our community and it’s vital for people to know that state-of-the-art cardiac procedures and experienced care givers are available here, close to family and friends, at the Peter Frommer, M.D. Heart Center,” says Vice President Business Development, Jerry Dunlavey.

To learn more about the services offered at the Peter Frommer, M.D. Heart Center at Orange Regional visit www.ormcheartcare.org.

To find out when Orange Regional’s Healthy Heart program will be in your area and to register, call 1-888-321-6762.

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

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