Archive | January 27, 2014

When Seconds Count – Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to begin a patient education series in Sumter featuring medical topics that are important to our community. Hosted by Sumter Cardiology, the first lecture, “When Seconds Count – Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack,” will take place on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. inside Sumter Cardiology at 540 Physicians Lane in Sumter.

The speaker is William D. Brearley Jr., MD, FACC,who is a cardiologist with Lexington Cardiology, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.

Brearley_WillDr. Brearley will discuss the risk factors associated with the development of coronary artery disease, the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, and the current treatment methods for heart attacks including urgent cardiac catheterization.

Light refreshments will be served. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Heart disease is an epidemic in South Carolina. One out of every 3 deaths in our state is related to heart disease. Sometimes, the first symptom of heart disease is a heart attack. And when a heart attack occurs, every second counts.

ekg with stethLexington Medical Center offers comprehensive cardiovascular care. Affiliated with Duke Medicine, Lexington Medical Heart Center offers a full range of cardiac services including open heart surgery, catheterizations and angioplasty, using state-of-the-art technology with a team of highly-skilled clinicians.

Sumter Cardiology is a Lexington Medical Center physician practice. It offers services including cardiac consultation and evaluation, nuclear stress testing, echocardiograms, heart catheterizations, electrophysiological testing, pacemaker and defibrillator services, exercise and pharmacologic stress testing, vascular studies and heart monitoring.

For information on future patient education series events in Sumter, visit Sumter Cardiology’s website at

February is Heart Disease Awareness Month. Learn about Lexington Medical Center’s “Take 5 for Heart Health” campaign at