Annual event focuses on preventing strokes, heart attacks

Heart Health Open Discussion

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A special lunch Thursday focused on detecting risks and preventing strokes and heart attacks.

Dozens of people attended the annual Heart Luncheon at St. Bernards Auditorium to learn more about heart health.

The event gave attendees a chance to speak to cardiologists one-on-one and ask questions.

Dr. Barry Tedder, interventional cardiologist at St. Bernards Heart and Vascular, says it’s important to know how to take care of your heart health.

“Heart disease is the number one killer, as well as stroke,” he says. “The vascular system is involved. Being sure you know of your risk factors and know what to do about it and how to prevent it.”

Cardiologists also took the time to answer questions on blood pressure, prevention of heart disease, and much more.

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