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Preventing the Big One

Dr. Bethany Denlinger

Risk Factors for Heart Disease


South Hill – Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S.  An estimated 647,000 Americans die from heart disease each year; that is one in every four deaths.  The most common type of heart disease in the U.S. is coronary artery disease (CAD), which is the main cause of heart attack.  What are the symptoms of a heart attack?  What are risk factors?  How can “the big one” be prevented?  How can I live a healthier life?


If you are seeking answers to questions like these you should attend February’s C.O.R.E. (Community Out-Reach Education) Program at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital to learn about preventing the big one.


This FREE program will be on Tuesday, February 18th at 4:00 p.m. in the VCU Health CMH Education Center inside the C.A.R.E. Building located at 1755 N. Mecklenburg Avenue in South Hill.


The speaker for the program will be Dr. Bethany Denlinger. Dr. Denlinger is board-certified in cardiology, echocardiography and internal medicine.  She is the director of the Echocardiography Lab and Cardiac Rehabilitation for VCU Health CMH and is also an associate professor of medicine for VCU.  Dr. Denlinger is also a staff physician at McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center in Richmond.  She has been serving the communities of Southside Virginia and Northern North Carolina for more than 24 years. 


Dr. Denlinger is currently seeing patients at CMH Cardiology services located inside the C.A.R.E. Building at 1755 N. Mecklenburg Avenue in South Hill.


Reservations are not required for this program; however, they are recommended.  For more information or to register to attend, please call (434) 447-0917 or visit www.vcuhealth.org/cmh-core