‘Heart week’ wants to help save your life

http://www.nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/33_12/brief_heart.jpgThe Bellevue Fire Department, in conjunction with Overlake Hospital Medical Center, will present a series of free, town hall-style meetings focusing on the steps community members can take in the face of a heart attack.

“Surviving a heart attack, what happens next” is the theme of this year’s Heart Week, March 17–23. Organizers want people to follow the suggestions of their doctors, including lowering cholesterol, watching diet and blood pressure, exercising daily, and quitting smoking.

Leading physicians from Overlake Hospital and members of the Bellevue Fire Department Medic One staff will provide information and answer questions at the following meetings:

• Tuesday, March 18, noon to 1 p.m., at City Hall in the Council Chambers, 450 110th Ave. N.E.;

• Wednesday, March 19, 6-7 p.m., at Overlake Hospital PACCAR Education Center, 1035 116th Ave. N.E.;

• Thursday, March 20, 6-7 p.m., City Hall in the Council Chambers;

• Friday, March 21, 11 a.m. to noon, Bellevue Square Mall, Bellevue Way and N.E. 6th Street;

• Saturday, March 22, 2-3 p.m., Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center, 15600 N.E. 8th St.
The goal of Heart Week is to help people recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and encourage them to call 911 quickly if they suspect a heart attack and provide a better understanding of what happens next. (end)

For more information, call Lt. Richard Burke at 425-452-6995.

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