Heart Smart Series

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

Date Class Topic
Aug 5
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.
Aug 12
Cardiac Medications
Discuss commonly prescribed cardiac medications and the role they play in lowering risk for future cardiac events.
Aug 19
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.
Aug 26

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 this class by attending at least one relaxation class.

Sept 2
Holiday -- No class
Sept 9
Relaxation
Sept 16
Exercise and Your Heart
Discuss the essential features of a cardiovascular exercise program including benefits, components, preparation, precautions and monitoring progress.
Sept 23
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.
Sept 30

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.

Oct 7
Cardiac Medications
Discuss commonly prescribed cardiac medications and the role they play in lowering risk of future cardiac events.
Oct 14
Holiday -- No Class
Oct 21
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.
Oct 28
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.
Nov 4
Relaxation

Nov 11
Exercise and Your Heart
Discuss the essential features of a cardiovascular exercise program including benefits, components, preparation, precautions and monitoring progress.
Nov 18
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.
Nov 25

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.

Dec 2
Cardiac Medications
Discuss commonly prescribed cardiac medications and the role they play in lowering risk of future cardiac events.
Dec 9

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.

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