SWEDISHAMERICAN TO HOLD PUBLIC PRESENTATION ON HEART HEALTH

SwedishAmerican is pleased to offer a free community presentation on heart health. The public presentation “Your Heart Health” will be held at the KeenAge Center, 2141 Henry Luckow Lane, in Belvidere on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 a.m. This event is one way SwedishAmerican is celebrating Heart Month in February.

Attendees will learn about the causes of heart failure, management tips, and prevention and how to catch it early. The keynote speaker will be SwedishAmerican Cardiologist Moses Kyobe, MD. Dr. Kyobe has nearly 15 years of cardiology experience and is board certified in internal medicine, general cardiology, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Medical Association and has a special interest in heart failure management and evaluation. 

“Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and it affects everyone, young and old,” Dr. Kyobe said. “Early prevention is the key, but the signs can be easy to miss if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Heart health is something that everyone should learn about.”

 

Light refreshments will be served, and one lucky participant will win a prize. To register for this free presentation, call The Boone County Council on Aging at 815-544-9893.

 

About SwedishAmerican
A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.