St. E’s First A-fib Ablation Patient to Speak at ‘Beat Goes On’ Event

St. Elizabeth Heart and Vascular Center will present The Beat Goes On, a community social event to raise awareness about heart disease, Feb. 21 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Hall in Youngstown.

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Dr. Lee Gemma, a cardiac electrophysiologist at St. Elizabeth Health Center, points to a system that "maps" a patient's heart during the atrial fibrillation ablation procedure.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (PRWEB) January 22, 2013

St. Elizabeth Heart and Vascular Center will present The Beat Goes On, a community social event to raise awareness about heart disease, Feb. 21 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Hall in Youngstown.

Featured speakers are Paul Lisko, the first patient to undergo atrial fibrillation ablation at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, and Dr. Lee Gemma, the cardiac electrophysiologist who performed Lisko’s procedure in September.

St. Elizabeth Health Center is the only health care provider in the region offering catheter ablation as a treatment option for patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common heart arrhythmia. Before St. Elizabeth Health Center introduced it to the region, patients who could benefit from atrial fibrillation ablation needed to travel to larger cities where the procedure has been available longer.

There will also be a heart-healthy cooking demonstration by Chris Brainard, chef at St. Elizabeth Health Center, informational displays and a dinner buffet.

Tickets for The Beat Goes On are $25 for singles, $45 for couples and $180 for a table of eight.

For information, call 330.480.3151 or 1.877.4647.

Humility of Mary Health Partners (OH-052 010115) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurse Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Approved provider status does not imply endorsement by the provider, ANCC, OBN or ONA of any commercial products discussed in conjunction with this activity.

RNs, LPNs will be awarded 0.6 contact hours. Nursing planning committee for contact hours: Debra Stubbs, RN, MSN; Mariann Pacak, RN, MHHS; Anna Bennett, LPN; Vicki Calvin, RN, MSN.

About Humility of Mary Health Partners:
Humility of Mary Health Partners is an integrated health system located in the Youngstown/Warren area. It is a region of Catholic Health Partners (CHP) in Cincinnati, the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest Catholic health systems in the United States. HMHP provides a full spectrum of health care services, including inpatient, outpatient, emergency, urgent care, home care and long-term care. Members are St. Elizabeth Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center, St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, HM Home Health Services, The Assumption Village, Humility House, Hospice of the Valley and Laurel Lake. Learn more about HMHP online at http://www.HMpartners.org.

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