Published on March 20, 2018

Blessing Of The Heart

The 2018 Holzer Heart Event panel consisted of, left to right: Marianne Campbell, Guest Emcee, Lori Cremeans, RN, MSN, CRRN, CWOCN, Director, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Services, Holzer Cardiovascular Institute, Jennifer Spradlin, RN, Cardiopulmonary Care Coordinator, Holzer Cardiovascular Institute, Suzanne Mize, MD, and Michael Hemphill, MTA, PTA, CAE, Manager and Wellness Coach, Holzer Therapy & Wellness Center.

Holzer Hosts Heart Event

Holzer Cardiovascular Institute recently held its Annual Heart Event featuring panel members: Lori Cremeans, RN, MSN, CCRN, CWOCN, Executive Director, Holzer Cardiovascular Institute, Suzanne Mize, MD, Jennifer Spradlin, RN, Cardiopulmonary Care Coordinator, Holzer Health System, Mike Hemphill, Director, Holzer Wellness Center, and guest emcee, Marianne Campbell. This year’s event was held at The Colony Club, providing a relaxed and conversational atmosphere for those in attendance.

Holzer hosts this annual event to encourage our communities to make heart healthy lifestyle choices. Community members are welcomed to participate in a panel discussion full of heart health information and tips to take back to loved ones. Those in attendance were encouraged to help raise awareness in our communities about heart disease and educate families and loved ones on the preventative measures available.

Topics presented included heart attack/stroke symptoms and risks, current statistics on heart health, congestive heart failure information, wellness/fitness tips for optimal heart health and the Cardiopulmonary Care Program now available for Holzer patients.

Holzer Cardiovascular Institute has assembled a staff of the region’s most qualified team of cardiac physicians, nurses, and other clinical staff. Using the most technologically advanced cardiac equipment and procedures, Holzer Cardiovascular Institute is devoted to delivering the very best in cardiac care. Through inpatient and outpatient services including medical management, cardiac catheterizations, surgical treatment, Holzer offers diagnostic cardiac catheterizations as well as cardiac angioplasties/stents. Our providers manage a variety of heart and vascular conditions including: Coronary Artery Disease (hardening of the arteries), Cardiac Arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat), Heart Valve Disease, Heart Conditions associated with Diabetes, Lung Diseases, Vein and Vascular Disease, and Carotid Disease. Services include: cardiopulmonary testing, cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology/heart rhythm management, peripheral vascular disease, vein center, cardio/pulmonary rehabilitation, and pulmonary services.

For more information on the event, or Holzer Cardiovascular Institute services, call 1-855-4-HOLZER or visit

Information provided by the American Heart Association:

Blessing Of The Heart

Shown pictured are left to right: Lori Cremeans, RN, MSN, CRRN, CWOCN, Director, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Services, Holzer Cardiovascular Institute, Jennifer Spradlin, RN, Cardiopulmonary Care Coordinator, Holzer Cardiovascular Institute, and Suzanne Mize, MD, prior to starting the event. Each served as a panel member providing heart health tips and information.

Take Action with Life’s Simple 7

These measures have one unique thing in common: any person can make these changes, the steps are not expensive to take, and even modest improvements to your health will make a big difference. Start with one or two steps if possible. This simple, seven-step list was developed to deliver on the hope we all have--to live a long, productive healthy life.

1. Manage Blood Pressure.
High Blood Pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. When your blood pressure stays within healthy ranges, you reduce the strain on your heart, arteries, and kidneys, which keeps you healthier longer.

2. Control Cholesterol.
High cholesterol contributes to plaque, which can clog arteries and lead to heart disease and stroke. When you control your cholesterol, you are giving your arteries their best chance to remain clear of blockages.

3. Reduce Blood Sugar.
Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose (blood sugar) that our bodies use for energy. Over time, high levels of blood sugar can damage your heart, kidneys, eyes and nerves.

4. Get Active.
Living an active life is one of the most rewarding gifts you can give yourself and those you love. Simply put, daily physical activity increases your length and quality of life.

5. Eat Better.
A healthy diet is one of your best weapons for fighting cardiovascular disease. When you eat a heart-healthy diet, you improve your chances for feeling good and staying healthy, for life!

6. Lose Weight.
When you shed extra fat and unnecessary pounds, you reduce the burden on your heart, lungs, blood vessels, and skeleton. You give yourself the gift of active living, you lower your blood pressure and you help yourself feel better, too.

7. Stop Smoking.
Cigarette smokers have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. If you smoke, quitting is the best thing you can do for your health.

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