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Heart Fest 2018 Planned for February, American Heart Month

Join Atrium Health Navicent to Learn if Your Heart is as Healthy as it Could Be

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The CDC estimates 610,000 people in the U.S. die of heart disease each year - approximately one in every four deaths. Heart disease affects both men and women, with no regard for race or ethnicity. Deaths related to heart disease are particularly high in Georgia and the Southeast.

While statistics on the deadliness of this disease are staggering, there are steps individuals may take to improve the health of their heart. Atrium Health Navicent is dedicated to battling heart disease by giving central Georgians the tools they need to live heart healthy lives. Celebrate Heart Fest 2018 with Atrium Health Navicent during February, American Heart Month.

Make your plans to attend the following events:

Friday, February 2

"Eat Your Heart Out" Heart Healthy Presentation and Cooking Demonstration

12:00 p.m.

Wellness Center, Atrium Health Navicent, 3797 Northside Dr. in Macon.

Free recipes, taste testing and door prizes

Please RSVP to or 478-633-4733.

Saturday, February 3

Save Your Heart Health Fair

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Central Georgia Technical College Building H, 3300 Macon Tech Drive, Macon

Free screenings include full blood lipid screening, blood pressure, body mass index, glucose, vision and more.

Attendees may register for these free screenings at or by calling 478-633-6336.

Angioscreen, a painless, non-invasive screening to determine the risk of heart disease and stroke, will be offered for $50. Please call 1-800-627-2393 to reserve your place for this special screening. (This screening is offered at no charge for U.S. military veterans)

Thursday, February 8

Stroke Prevention & Atrial Fibrillation Seminar

6:30 p.m.

Carlyle Place, Atrium Health Navicent, 5300 Zebulon Road, Macon

This educational seminar will feature Felix Sogade, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist

Dinner provided.

Please RSVP to 478-633-7157.

Friday, February 9

Peach Regional Women's Luncheon

12:00 p.m.

Byron Municipal Complex (401 Main Street, Byron)

This educational luncheon will feature the following presentations:

"Laughter is Good for the Heart," presented by Sandra Stone, Senior Program Coordinator at Wellness Center, Atrium Health Navicent

"Heart Health," presented by Rosa Smith, RN with Heart Center, Navicent Health

Please RSVP to 478-654-2002

Monday, February 12

"TAVR: A New Approach to an Age Old Problem" Seminar

6:00 p.m.

Wellness Center, Atrium Health Navicent, 3797 Northside Drive, Macon

This educational seminar will feature J. Brandon Elmore, MD, of Central Georgia Heart Center

Please RSVP to 478-633-7157.

Tuesday, February 27

Baldwin Regional Women's Luncheon

12:00 p.m.

Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin, 821 North Cobb Street, Milledgeville

This educational luncheon will feature Anil Puri, MD, speaking on Women's Heart Health

Please RSVP to 478-454-3770.

Angioscreen Opportunities

Angioscreen, a painless, non-invasive screening to determine a person's risk of heart disease and stroke, will be offered on the following dates:

Wednesday, February 7

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin (821 North Cobb Street, Milledgeville)

Wednesday, February 14

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Luce Heart Institute at The Medical Center, Navicent Health (777 Hemlock St., Macon)

Wednesday, February 21

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Monroe Regional Medical Complex (120 N. Lee Street Suite B, Forsyth)

Thursday, February 22

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Putnam General Hospital (101 Greensboro Road, Eatonton)

Wednesday, February 28

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Carlyle Place, Atrium Health Navicent (5300 Zebulon Road, Macon)

Thursday, March 1

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cowles Clinic (1000 Cowles Clinic Way, Aspen Cottege Suite A-300, Greensboro)

Please call 1-800-627-2393 to register. There is a $50.00 registration fee. However, this screening is free for U.S. military veterans.

For more information on Heart Fest 2017, please visit, keyword "Heart Fest."

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent was incorporated on November 17, 1994, as a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to coordinate The Medical Center, Navicent Health and other affiliated entities in their mission of providing a comprehensive continuum of high quality, reasonably priced healthcare services to the region. Atrium Health Navicent has 970 beds for medical, surgical, rehabilitation and hospice purposes. The health system includes The Medical Center, Navicent Health, a nationally recognized tertiary teaching hospital; Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, the region's only dedicated pediatric hospital; Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin and Medical Center of Peach County, Atrium Health Navicent, both rural critical access hospitals; Rehabilitation Hospital, Atrium Health Navicent, the region's oldest and most experienced rehabilitation provider; Pine Pointe, Atrium Health Navicent, which provides palliative and hospice care in homes and in its facility; Carlyle Place, Atrium Health Navicent, the area's first continuing care retirement community; Navicent Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Atrium Health Navicent; as well as diagnostic and home care services. For more information, please visit