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Online Wake Up to Heart Health event highlights Covid-19 and heart health

Wake up to heart health event on Feb 5th at CRMG. Dr. Arunpreet Kahlon.
Wake up to heart health event on Feb 5th at CRMG. Dr. Arunpreet Kahlon.(Valeria Fugate)
Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 5:53 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Cheyenne Regional Medical Group’s heart and vascular institute and the Cheyenne Regional Foundation will host their 13th annual “wake up to heart health” event on Feb.5th, from 9 to 11 a.M.

“As you know, heart disease is one of the biggest...It is the biggest cause of death in the country and the state of Wyoming except for covid,” said dr. Arunpreet Kahlon, Interventional Cardiologist, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

The online event will discuss heart disease, how it presents, and prevention.

The doctors will go over early detection, signs of a heart attack, and how men and women present symptoms differently.

Additionally, they will discuss the effects of covid and the increasing number of unvaccinated younger patients with heart or stroke issues after the virus.

According to experts, vaccinations, exercise and diet are the best deterrents to heart disease.

“Covid has increased the presentation of heart attacks in younger people or people who would not have otherwise had heart attacks. I would just like to stress the importance of vaccinations. And i think the number one key point that we can do to prevent these heart attacks is by not getting covid and one of the best ways to not get covid is getting vaccinated,” said Dr. Kahlon

The keynote speakers will be Dr. Abdur Khan And Dr. Arunpreet Kahlon, both interventional Cardiologists with the CRMG- Heart & Vascular Institute.

Registration is $10 online at //cheyenneregional.org/wakeup or by calling (307) 633-7667. The deadline to register is Jan. 31.

The proceeds will purchase an automated external defibrillator (AED) in partnership with the local Mended Hearts chapter to be donated to a local nonprofit.

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