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Department of External Affairs
Office of Public Affairs
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2011
Contact: Karen Tripmacher

Assistant Director

Community Relations & Special Projects

(516) 663-2234


YOUTH HEART HEALTH AWARENESS DAY - JUNE 11TH

Sponsored by Winthrop-University Hospital, PAL (Police Activity League)and CardiacScan Imaging Services


You’ve heard about it in the news: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in people under 30, including athletes. It runs in families and affects 15,000 people on Long Island. Help prevent your family from suffering a tragedy – find out about risk factors, signs and symptoms, and treatment options for HCM.

In an effort to promote awareness about HCM, Winthrop-University Hospital, the Nassau Country Police Activity League (PAL) and Cardiac Scan Imaging Services, have joined forces to offer a free Youth Heart Health Awareness Day on Saturday, June 11, 2011. The program will be held from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM, at the Town of Oyster Bay Hicksville Center, located at 167 Broadway in Hicksville, and will include a special appearance by New York Islander Matt Moulson.

The program will include talks by HCM experts and pediatric cardiologists. Speakers include: Srihari S. Naidu, MD, Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Treatment Center at Winthrop, who will speak at 2:00 PM; Robert Tozzi, MD, Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Hackensack University Medical Center and Director of The Gregory M. Hirsch Center for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy will speak at 2:30 PM; and Carlos Montoya-Iraheta, Director of Pediatric Cardiology at Winthrop-University Hospital will speak at 3:00 PM.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to receive free instruction in basic CPR at 3:30 PM. A limited number of free CPR training kits will be available for adult participants, but pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, please call (516) 663-9696.

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