Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Piedmont Heart Institute Physicians Partner with US AGAINST ATHERO to Educate on Heart Disease

Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Piedmont Heart Institute Physicians have teamed up with US AGAINST ATHERO, to bring the Artery Explorer experience to Piedmont Fayette Hospital at 1255 Highway 54 West in Fayetteville, Ga. In addition to this unique educational experience, visitors will have a chance to have their blood pressure checked and learn their body mass index (BMI). The event is Tuesday, October 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, October 27 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

As part of US AGAINST ATHERO, the Artery Explorer is touring the country to increase awareness of atherosclerosis—the dangerous buildup of plaque in the arteries. This incredible virtual experience allows viewers to surf through arteries on a journey deep inside the body. The movie demonstrates how risk factors like high levels of bad cholesterol, smoking and high blood pressure can contribute to the buildup of plaque in arteries.

Coronary heart disease and stroke kill more Americans every year than all cancers combined. Atherosclerosis, or athero for short, is often the leading cause. It is the progressive buildup of plaque in the arteries linked to about one in four deaths in the United States each year. For more information, call 770.719.6060 or visit athero.com.
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