Ochsner Cardiologist Answers This and More at Hello Health Seminar
BATON ROUGE – Congestive heart failure, a condition in which the heart no longer functions effectively to meet the body’s needs, impacts thousands of adults. Ochsner Cardiologist Doug Mendoza, MD will discuss this common condition at the next Hello Health seminar on Tuesday, March 5th at noon at Mansur’s on the Boulevard. Cost to attend the lunch is $18 per person and includes lunch.
Dr. Mendoza will also discuss the symptoms of congestive heart failure which include:
• Shortness of breath
• Coughing or wheezing
• Swelling in the feet, ankles, legs or abdomen
• Loss of appetite
• Rapid heart rate
In addition, he will offers tips for reducing your risk of congestive heart failure by living a heart healthy lifestyle.
To register for the March Hello Health call 1-866-OCHSNER (1-866-624-7637).
About Ochsner’s Baton Rouge services:
Ochsner’s Baton Rouge services include six local health centers and Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge, a full service acute care hospital located at I-12 and O’Neal Lane. Ochsner employs more than 1,000 locally, including nearly 100 physicians. Ochsner Baton Rouge is a part of Ochsner Health System, southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system. Ochsner has been named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 17 consecutive years and is the only Louisiana hospital nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a “Best Hospital” across eleven specialty categories. Ochsner employs more than 13,000 employees, over 850 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 300 clinical research trials annually. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.