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Heart attack survivor, nurse to present talks

The Foundation for Cardiovascular Health, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, will offer two free presentations next month on reversing coronary artery disease. The first was on Sunday, Aug. 8, 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the Northwest YMCA Pima County Community Center, 7770 N. Shannon Road, and the second will be on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center.

Presenters are Edna Silva, R.N., a 20-year cardiac rehabilitation nurse, and Richy Feinberg, a participant and enthusiastic advocate for the program. Feinberg had a heart attack in 1993, quadruple bypass heart surgery one week later, and another heart attack two months later.

The presentations will inform visitors about how blockages are formed in coronary arteries, and how coronary artery disease can be prevented, halted, stabilized and reversed. Participants can learn proven relaxation techniques to calm their hearts. A question and answer session will be included. Feinberg may be reached at 797-2281.