Floyd Memorial Heart and Vascular Center Offers Free Heart Failure Brunch

February 5, 2008

New Albany, Ind. – February 5, 2008

Heart failure is the number one admitting diagnosis for patients 65 and over. Once a patient is discharged from the hospital, managing heart failure can be difficult, requiring constant vigilance and careful compliance with physician instructions. Floyd Memorial recently opened a new Heart Failure Outpatient Clinic and on Saturday, Feb. 16, the clinic’s Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Marla Estes, will offer a free brunch and seminar on understanding heart failure. The event will be held from 8:15 – 11:30 a.m. in the Paris Health Education Center at Floyd Memorial.

Floyd Memorial’s Healthier Community Initiative will offer free blood pressure and body mass index screenings until 9 a.m. Following Estes’ presentation, Kelly Hanifen, RN, supervisor in the hospital’s Cardiac Rehab Department will offer insight on how to live a healthier life if you have heart failure. Registration is required for this event. To reserve your spot, call 1-800-4-SOURCE (1-800-476-8723) or register online at www.floydmemorial.com.