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Orange Regional Medical Center Celebrates Heart Month with Heart Health Education and Screenings

February 20, 2013

Middletown, NY- In recognition of American Heart Month, Orange Regional Medical Center’s Peter Frommer, MD Heart Center is encouraging community members to get tested to learn their risk of developing heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease takes the lives of more than 2,150 Americans each day, or an average of one death every 40 seconds.

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.

“Orange Regional is committed in educating the community about the different aspects of stroke and heart disease, as well as measures one can take to prevent the onset of any heart-related diseases,” says Deb Brock, Healthy Heart clinician. “The heart-related programs we offer are a fundamental component in raising awareness about the risks of heart disease.”

To find out when Orange Regional’s Healthy Heart Program is coming to an area by you, please visit www.ormc.org/communityoutreach.

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

About Orange Regional’s Peter Frommer, M.D. Heart Center
Orange Regional Medical Center’s Peter Frommer, M.D. Heart Center provides comprehensive cardiac services to our community. The Center offers 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 is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and offers access to 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.


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