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Heart Disease Pop Quiz

When it comes to heart disease, how knowledgable are you? In this WIS-TV report, news anchor Dawndy Mercer-Plank asked community members in downtown Columbia questions about heart health. Then, Dr. Heather Currier, new cardiothoracic surgeon at Lexington Cardiovascular Surgery, provided answers.

Heart disease is the #1 killer of men and women in America. in fact, it kills more people than many forms of cancer combined. A recent study from the American Heart Association showed that approximately 46% of American adults have some form of heart disease. In South Carolina, the most common heart surgery is coronary artery bypass. And, as the population grows older, valve replacement is becoming more frequent, too.

Lexington Medical Center wants you to “Just Say Know” to heart disease. To test your heart health knowledge with a quiz, visit LexMed.com/Know.

FREE Lecture: “Stroke Can Strike at Any Age: Think FAST for Signs of Stroke”

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to present a FREE lecture on Monday, August 6 at 6:00 p.m. inside Lexington Medical Park 1 at 2728 Sunset Boulevard on the hospital campus in West Columbia. It’s called “Stoke Can Strike at Any Age: Think FAST for Signs of Stroke.” Katherine W. Dahlberg, MD, a physician at Southeastern Neurology & Memory Clinic, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, will be the speaker.

Katherine W. Dahlberg, MD

According to the American Heart Association, about 795,000 people have a stroke every year, and about 140,000 people will die due to a stroke. Nearly 75 percent of strokes occur in individuals over 65. While stroke accounts for one of every 19 deaths in the United States, there are several behaviors that can reduce the risk of stroke.

Dr. Dahlberg earned her medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia. She then completed her neurology residency at USC, where she also served as chief resident. Dr. Dahlberg is a member of the American Academy of Neurology with certifications in advanced cardiac and basic life support, as well as Allergan Botox® training. She provides comprehensive care for disorders of the nervous system at Southeastern Neurology & Memory Clinic.

Lexington Medical Center’s physician lecture series is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit LexMed.com/classes-events.

More than 1,300 Women Participate in Heart and Sole

More than 1,300 women participated in the Lexington Medical Center Heart and Sole Women’s Five Miier on Saturday, April 21 in Columbia. Heart and Sole raises awareness that heart disease is the #1 killer of women and celebrates the power of a healthy lifestyle. This year’s event featured a new start time and new course. Enjoy the slide show below and for a list of race results, visit HeartAndSoleRun.com. We hope to see you at the Start Line next year!

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