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Learn what to do to increase your odds of surviving a heart attack at free UT Health Northeast seminar on Feb. 25

February 17, 2014

About 500,000 people in the United States die from heart attacks each year; half of them die before they get to the hospital.

Would you know if you were having a heart attack? Do you know what to do to increase your chances of staying alive until you reach the hospital?

Sridevi Pitta, MD

Sridevi Pitta, MD

Find out at “Heart Attack: What You Don’t Know May Kill You,” a free health education seminar from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Academic Center Amphitheater on the UT Health Northeast campus, at the intersection of U.S. 271 and State Highway 155.

UT Health cardiologist Dr. Sridevi Pitta will describe the early signs of a heart attack and the differences in heart disease for men and women. Dr. Pitta, one of the most highly trained heart doctors in the United States, also will discuss the news blood tests that can diagnose heart attacks more quickly and accurately.

This is the fourth of six free seminars on vital health topics that continue through May. At www.HealthConnection.tv , UT Health physicians and medical professionals answer questions on topics like acid reflux, arthritis, pulmonary disease, and other diseases.

The Feb. 25 seminar is free, but seating is limited. For reservations, please call (903) 877-7147. Hormone replacement therapy is the topic of the next seminar on Tuesday, March 25.

For 65 years, UT Health Northeast has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, and primary care. Its annual budget of $150 million represents a major economic impact of over $350 million for Northeast Texas. Since 2004, scientists in the Biomedical Research Center have been awarded more than $122 million research dollars. As the university medical center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities across the state and beyond. It also sponsors the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. For more information, visit www.uthealth.org.

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