University of Iowa News Release
Feb. 3, 2004
Community Program Feb. 18 To Focus On Chest Pain
Area residents are invited to hear University of Iowa Health Care experts discuss chest pain at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 1220 First Ave. in Coralville.
Every year, approximately 1.1 million Americans suffer a heart attack. Around 460,000 of those heart attacks are fatal. Half of those fatalities occur within one hour of the initial symptoms, before the individual reaches the hospital.
Heart attack symptoms include: spreading pain in the shoulders, neck or
arms; chest discomfort; sweating; nausea; and shortness of breath.
-- Heart attack signs and symptoms
The program is part of the "Health For Your Lifetime" series presented by UI Health Care. This program is free and open to the community. Pre-registration is encouraged.
To register, or for more information, go to www.uihealthcare.com/classes, or call UI Health Access at 384-8442 or toll-free at 1-800-777-8442.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at http://www.uihealthcare.com.
STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009