Heart 411: Getting to the Heart of the Matter

by | Mar 11, 2016 | What’s Happening

Wednesday, April 13, 7 pm, Chrysler Museum
Renowned physician from the Cleveland Clinic to speak in Norfolk during Spring into Healthy Living program

More than 82 million Americans are currently diagnosed with cardiovascular disease— and millions more think they are healthy, but are actually at risk.

Join Jewish Family Service of Tidewater to hear from renowned physician, Dr. Steven Nissen, cardiologist from the Cleveland Clinic and co-author of the book Heart 411: The Only Guide to Heart Health You’ll Ever Need. The program will be held in the George M. and Linda H. Kaufman Theatre at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk.

“We are so honored that Dr. Nissen will be speaking in our community,” says Betty Ann Levin, JFS executive director. “Over the past 12 years, our goal has been to bring individuals from around the country to Hampton Roads with expertise in medical, social, spiritual and emotional aspects of health to help promote wellness in our community. We are pleased to partner with so many organizations and individuals over the years throughout the community who have helped us achieve this goal and this year is no different.”

Nissen will address common questions such as: Can the stress of my job really lead to a heart attack? How does exercise help my heart, and what is the right amount and type of exercise? What are the most important tests for my heart, and when do I need them? How do symptoms and treatments differ among men and women? Whether the goal is to get the best treatment or to stay out of the cardiologist’s office, heart health depends upon accurate information and the right answers to the right questions.

This educational, yet lively presentation will cut through the confusion to provide the knowledge and tools to live a long and heart-healthy life. The program is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Call 757-321-2222 to register.

Nissen is the chairman of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute. He is world-renowned for his work as a cardiologist, patient advocate, and researcher and is currently the editor of Current Cardiology Report. In 2007, he was listed as Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World—Scientists and Thinkers.”

This program is presented as part of JFS’s annual major fundraiser, the 12th Annual Spring Into Healthy Living. Top sponsorships include presenting sponsor, TowneBank, lead sponsor, the Lee & Bernard Jaffe* Family Fund of the Tidewater Jewish Foundation and diamond sponsor, the Copeland & Klebanoff Families. JFS is continuing to add sponsors at all giving levels. Visit the event website at www.jfsrunrollorstroll.org to view other sponsors and sponsorship opportunities. Interested individuals and businesses may also contact Betty Ann Levin or Sue Graves at 757-321-2222 to discuss these opportunities which allow JFS to continue to meet the ever-increasing community needs.

Jewish Family Service is a constituent agency of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.

*Of blessed memory