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Wheeling Hospital Hosting ‘Heart and Soul’

February 9, 2017

WHEELING – “Heart and Soul,” an evening celebrating women surviving heart disease, will be held at Wheeling Hospital on Feb. 22.

The free event, sponsored by the hospital’s Chest Pain Center and the Community Education and Outreach Department, will begin at 6 p.m. in the hospital auditorium.

Invited are women who have suffered a heart attack or heart failure, or have had open heart surgery, stents, pacemakers or defibrillators. Each attendee may bring one guest.

The evening will include guest speakers Crystal Pietranton, MSN, RN, NP-C, RDCS; and Amanda Wakim, DNP, FNP-BC. They will discuss heart disease and risk factors.

Pietranton said, “Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute.

“As women, we are many times the caretakers, but we need to learn to take care of ourselves. The more we learn about risk factors and how to prevent heart disease or manage it after a diagnosis, the better off we will be. Knowledge is power, and once you’ve got the knowledge, you can start making positive changes to your lifestyle. We encourage women with any type of heart disease to attend and bring a guest.”

Heart and Soul will include appetizers, a basket raffle, door prizes and gifts.

Due to limited seating, reservations are required and are due by Feb. 17. RSVP by calling the Community Education and Outreach Department at 304-243-3339.

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Contact: Gregg Warren, Vice President-Marketing and Public Relations, 304-243-3260

Making preparations for the upcoming Heart and Soul event at Wheeling Hospital are Cardiac Services Coordinator, Crystal Pietranton, NP, left, and Susie Fullerton, RN, Chest Pain Center coordinator. The free event, celebrating women surviving heart disease, will be held on Feb. 22. For reservations, call the Community Education and Outreach Department at 304-243-3339 by Feb. 17.