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 11:00 am to noon at 25 New Chardon Street in Boston, MA.

Date
2014
Class Topic
August 25

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

September 1 Holiday -- No Class
September 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.

September 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.
September 22 Relaxation
September 29

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

October 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.
October 13 Holiday -- No Class
October 20 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.
October 27

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

November 3

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.

November 10
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 17

Relaxation

November 24

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

December 1

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 8 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.

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