COVID-19 is prompting widespread questions and concerns about the heightened risk for those with history of heart disease, stroke, blood clots (venous thrombosis), or those with the risk factors of these diseases. The American Heart Association presented a free webinar with guest speakers Mary Cushman, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine at University of Vermont (UVM) Larner College of Medicine and American Heart Association Eastern States Board Member, Jan Carney, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Public Health and Health Policy at UVM Larner College of Medicine, and Sherrie Khadanga MD, Cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at UVM Larner College of Medicine.
Over a hundred participants joined the webinar live to hear about recognizing heart, stroke, and blood clotting problems outside of COVID-19 and the importance of getting medical attention during an emergency. There was also a presentation on keeping body and mind healthy during the stay at home orders. Participants had the opportunity to join a Q&A to ask the presenters any questions they may have during these uncertain times.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major changes for all of us in how we live each day. During this time, it is important to take care of ourselves. This free webinar will provide information on what to do if you are experiencing health issues or if you are looking for ways to stay in good health during this time,” said Dr. Mary Cushman, a long-time American Heart Association volunteer and current member of the board of directors for the Eastern States Region covering 13 states and Washington, DC.
To view the webinar click here or watch below!