Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence
April 2017

Walking Our Way to Better Heart Health

Now that spring is here, it's time to start thinking about the Central MA Heart Walk on Saturday, May 6. This fun, family (and dog-) friendly event raises money for the American Heart Association. Enjoy a morning full of activities while keeping your heart happy with some exercise at the Lake Park Quinsigamond State Park walking path.

You'll enjoy views of Lake Quinsigamond during the 2.5- or 5-mile walk. Visit the heart walk's website, and register today under Team UMass Memorial. Or create your own personal webpage where you can share your story, upload pictures and videos, track your progress, and send emails to friends and family! We look forward to another great year and hope you can join us again!

Free Heart Healthy Programs Offered

Register for one of our free heart healthy education programs this spring. Seminar space is limited. Light refreshments are provided.

A Conversation about Stroke and Bleeding Risk in Atrial Fibrillation Patients
Monday, April 10, 6 - 8 pm, Beechwood Hotel
A panel of cardiology experts will help you understand risk factors, stroke risk and a new way to reduce stroke in atrial fibrillation patients without the use of anticoagulants.
Register today. »

Reducing Stroke without Anticoagulants - Live Web Event
Tuesday, April 25, 6 pm
During this webinar, Kevin Floyd, MD, electrophysiologist, highlights the breakthrough option for atrial fibrillation patients who are considered suitable for warfarin but who have reason to seek a non-drug alternative.
Register today. »

Is There Actually a Good Fat?

Do you know which fat you shouldn't cut back on?

Are you concerned about where all that sodium is coming from?

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Our Recipe of the Month: Brazilian Chic Salad

Enjoy this flavorful salad blending the flavors of pineapple, green apple and yellow pepper.

This Simply Salad contest winning dish was submitted by Priscila Forteza, UMass Memorial Clinton Hospital, Clinton, MA.

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