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Alaska Mended Hearts Event Offers Information on Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

Alaska Heart and Vascular Institute’s Dr. Paul Peterson to speak at third annual seminar, free to public

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA - Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, responsible for nearly one out of four mortalities. However, prevention and treatment are within reach for most individuals and does not necessarily require surgery.

The Alaska chapter of Mended Hearts, a national support group for heart patients as well as their families and caregivers, is hosting Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute cardiologist Dr. Paul Peterson for a free seminar on April 25. Attendees will gain insight on how to prevent cardiovascular disease and how lifestyle changes can be employed to treat the illness and improve patients’ quality of life. The event will take place at Providence Alaska Medical Center in the East Auditorium Conference Room at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

“Dr. Peterson and the entire staff at the Alaska Heart and Vascular Institute have been long-time supporters of the Mended Hearts mission,” said Ron Crowl, president of Alaska Mended Hearts Chapter 290. “The information presented at the seminar is informative, easy to understand and has life-changing impacts. In fact, one seminar attendee attributes the information they learned to helping them prevent a serious medical event in their life.”

Dr. Peterson, a cardiologist in Alaska since 1991, is board-certified in interventional cardiology and has been practicing medicine since 1985. His studies, residency and fellowship were completed at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

“There are two quotes that really encapsulate what I’ll be talking about at the seminar in regards to the prevention and treatment of heart disease – ‘let food be your medicine’ and ‘if there is a fountain of youth, it’s exercise.’ These quotes are quite simple but also very powerful and important when it comes to heart health,” said Dr. Peterson.

In addition to hearing from Dr. Peterson, attendees will benefit from invaluable support and interaction from a community of people who have also dealt with heart disease firsthand.

To reserve a seat, email mendedheartsak@hotmail.com or call 907-622-3320 no later than April 23.

About Mended Hearts
Mended Hearts Inc. is a national, community-based non-profit organization that provides support, encouragement and hope to heart disease patients in addition to their families and caregivers. Anchorage Mended Hearts Chapter 290 has been in operation since 2000 and holds seminars and monthly meetings for its members and the public. For more information about Mended Hearts Alaska Chapter 290, visit http://alaskamendedhearts.com.

About Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute
The Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute provides unmatched cardiovascular care, screening and imaging. With six locations in the state, the Alaska Heart and Vascular Institute takes great pride in the quality, talent and experience of its board-certified physicians; certified advanced practice providers; and dedicated staff. More information is available at www.alaskaheart.com.

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