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Just Say Know: Hands-Only CPR

If someone’s heart stopped beating, would you know what to do? It’s important for all community members to learn CPR. The American Heart Association now recommends hands-only CPR. That means chest compressions only, without mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

This video showcases how it’s done. It’s easier than you think. Please watch it and share it with your family and friends.

Hands-Only CPR Notes:
1. Send someone to call 911 or have someone call 911.
2. Kneel directly over the victim.
2. Put the heel of your hand over the center of the chest. Then, put your other hand on top of the first.
3. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest until help arrives.
4. The tempo should be 100 to 120 compressions per minute, which is the rhythm of the song “Staying Alive” by the Bee Gees.

You can help save a life.

#CPRSavesLives
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Wear Red Day

Did you remember to wear red today? Lexington Medical Center employees gathered to take a special photo today for Wear Red Day, a date designed to raise awareness that heart disease is the #1 killer of men and women in the United States.

Lexington Medical Center wants community members to “Just Say Know” to heart disease by learning their risk factors and talking to their doctors about ways to stay healthy.

Your goals should be:

Blood Pressure: Less than 120/80

Total Cholesterol: Less than 20

LDL Cholesterol (Bad Cholesterol): Less than 100 (Less than 70 if you have other risk factors)

HDL Cholesterol (Good Cholesterol): Greater than 60 is optimal. Less than 50 is a risk for women and less than 40 is a risk for men.

Triglycerides: Less than 150

Blood Glucose: Less than 100 (fasting value)

Body Mass Index (BMI): Less than 25

Daily Exercise: More than 30 minutes is ideal, but you should strive for at least 20 minutes.

Daily Relaxation: More than 30 minutes

Cigarettes Per Day: Zero (and no secondhand smoke)

For more information, visit LexMed.com/Know.

Lexington Cardiology Welcomes Christopher P. Rowley, MD

Lexington Medical Center proudly welcomes Christopher P. Rowley, MD, to its network of care at Lexington Cardiology. The board-certified cardiologists and highly skilled staff at the practice provide a variety of services to treat cardiovascular-related diseases.

Dr. Christopher Rowley

Dr. Rowley graduated magna cum laude from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in biochemisty and earned his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He went on to complete his internal medicine internship and residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

While at Duke, Dr. Rowley participated in the Clinical Research Training Program, which is aimed at developing skills necessary to conduct medical research. He then completed cardiovascular disease and electrophysiology fellowships at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Dr. Rowley is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Heart Rhythm Society.

Prior to joining Lexington Medical Center’s network of care, he provided advanced cardiac electrophysiology services in Birmingham, Alabama. While there, Dr. Rowley served on the board of the American College of Cardiology’s Alabama Chapter as the early career representative, and his peers selected him to participate in the national ACC Leadership Academy.

Dr. Rowley is accepting new patients.

Lexington Cardiology has two convenient locations.

Columbia
90 Summit Centre Drive
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 744-4900

West Columbia
2728 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 300
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 744-4940

LexCardio.com