Event Full: Dr. Robert Michler to Present "How Old is Your Heart?" September 18
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL
How old is your heart? Chronological age and heart age can be vastly different. Greenwich Library presents a heart healthy workshop and discussion with Dr. Robert Michler on Wednesday, September 18 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room.
Coronary artery disease is responsible for one out of every six deaths and is the leading killer for men and women in the United States. The good news is that for many people coronary artery disease can be prevented by living a healthy lifestyle and understanding their risk factors.
How old is your heart and what does that have to do with how long you will live? Dr. Michler will help individuals determine the age of their heart by taking a short personalized quiz that looks at their risk factors and lifestyle choices. After taking the quiz, Dr. Michler's interactive discussion engages the audience on ways to lower the age of their heart by providing tips on nutrition, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, and living a healthy lifestyle as well as answering any questions about heart health and the science of staying healthy.
This interactive discussion is appropriate for men and women ages 35+. Seating is limited, please register online.
Robert E. Michler, MD is Surgeon-in-Chief, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Professor and Chairman of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. An internationally recognized cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Michler pioneered minimally invasive and robotic surgery on heart patients and is an expert in mitral and aortic valve repair surgery. His many honors and awards include recognition as "Person of the Week" by ABC World News for his humanitarian work. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and 30 book chapters in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Michler is also Chairman and Founder of Heart Care International, a not-for-profit that provides life-saving care for children suffering from congenital heart disease in developing countries.
This program is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. For more information, please contact Sandra Chan at (203) 625-6549 or visit www.greenwichlibrary.org.