Tyler, Texas (UT Health Northeast) — About 500,000 people in the United States die from heart attacks each year; half of them die before they get to the hospital.
Would you know if you were having a heart attack? Do you know what to do to increase your chances of staying alive until you reach the hospital?
Find out at “Heart Attack: What You Don’t Know May Kill You,” a free health education seminar from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Academic Center Amphitheater on the UT Health Northeast campus, at the intersection of U.S. 271 and State Highway 155.
UT Health cardiologist Dr. Sridevi Pitta will describe the early signs of a heart attack and the differences in heart disease for men and women. Dr. Pitta, one of the most highly trained heart doctors in the United States, also will discuss the news blood tests that can diagnose heart attacks more quickly and accurately.
This is the fourth of six free seminars on vital health topics that continue through May. At www.HealthConnection.tv  , UT Health physicians and medical professionals answer questions on topics like acid reflux, arthritis, pulmonary disease, and other diseases.
The Feb. 25 seminar is free, but seating is limited. For reservations, please call (903) 877-7147. Hormone replacement therapy is the topic of the next seminar on Tuesday, March 25.