Heart Smart Series

Learn how to make smart, heart healthy choices at the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center's Heart Smart Series. Classes are held Monday from 11:00 am to noon at 25 New Chardon Street in Boston, MA.

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.

Date
2015
Class Topic
April 20 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.
April 27 Relaxation
May 4

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

May 11 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.
May 18 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
May 25 HOLIDAY
June 1

Cardiac Medications
Discuss commonly prescribed cardiac medications and the role they play in lowering risk of future cardiac events.

June 8

Managing Stress I
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.

June 15
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.
June 22

Relaxation

June 29

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

July 6

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.

July 13 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.
July 20

Cardiac Medications
Discuss commonly prescribed cardiac medications and the role they play in lowering risk of future cardiac events.

July 27

Managing Stress I
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.

August 3 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.
August 10

Relaxation

August 17

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

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