Supporting Prevention as Treatment

The Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center provides classes on strategies to reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease and cardiac events (heart attack). Classes are available to patients as part of their program participation, and open to the public for a nominal fee of $20 per class.

Call 617-726-1843 to register for a class.

Class Topic
November 16 Managing Stress II
Learn about stress and its healthy opposite - the relaxation response. Identify your stressors and develop an awareness of how you react to them. Discuss methods of coping with stress and learn some basic management skills. Participants are encouraged to follow-up with at least one relaxation class.
November 23 Relaxation
November 30

Exercise and Your Heart
Discuss the essential features of a cardiovascular exercise program including benefits, components, preparation, precautions and monitoring progress.

December 7 Coronary Artery Disease and Secondary Prevention
Learn about the problem of coronary arteriosclerosis and its manifestations: heart attack and angina. Discuss risk factors that contribute to coronary artery disease and what you can do to change them, lowering your risk of future cardiac events.
December 14 Symptom Recognition
Learn to recognize the symptoms of angina and what to do about them. We review proper use of nitroglycerin and how to distinguish between angina and heart attack symptoms.Holiday -- No Class
December 21 Cardiac Medications
Discuss commonly prescribed cardiac medications and the role they play in lowering risk of future cardiac events.

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