Annual Listen to Your Heart Event

Thursday January 7, 2021

Our annual Listen to your Heart event is going virtual this year! Though we will miss seeing everyone in person, the virtual format will allow us to have more speakers with panel discussions that should enhance this very popular event for our community.

Please join us on Thursday, February 11, from 9:30 am until noon for this seminar on Managing High Blood Pressure. High Blood Pressure, also referred to as Hypertension, is sometimes called the “silent killer.” As Dr. Alan Hinderliter, a UNC cardiologist, explains, “high blood pressure rarely causes symptoms, but if left untreated it can lead to heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. The good news is that there are a lot of steps that you and your physician can take to control your blood pressure. Eating right and exercising regularly are important first steps. For many people, medications are needed to effectively treat hypertension. And monitoring blood pressure at home can be an important tool in helping to assess whether your treatment program is working.”

To learn more about high blood pressure from members of the UNC Comprehensive Hypertension Center and the UNC Cardiac Rehab staff, plan to join us for this virtual seminar. Information will be presented in 15-20 minute segments on the risks of hypertension, monitoring your blood pressure, managing your medications, and tips for lowering your blood pressure through stress management, exercise, and nutrition, with time allotted for questions and answers. Speakers will include:

UNC Comprehensive Hypertension Center:
Alan Hinderliter, MD
Raven Voora, MD
Zach Deyo, PharmD

UNC Cardiac Rehab:
Janet Baradell, PhD, RN, CS
Josh Beard, MS, CEP
Judy Hinderliter, MPH, RDN

Click here to register for the event. Email Julie McNamara, Health Education Manager, at Julie.McNamara@unchealth.unc.edu with any questions or assistance with registration.