Apr 30: Air Pollution and Heart Health

GASP Presents "MAKING THE CONNECTION: Air Pollution & Heart Health"

Did you know air pollution can affect heart health and can trigger heat attacks and strokes that cause disability and death?  
One in three Americans has heart or blood vessel disease and is at higher risk from air pollution.

Not only does air pollution exacerbate existing heart problems, but it may also paly role in the development of heart disease in otherwise healthy people.

DrCascioJoin Wayne Cascio, MD (Director of EPA's Environmental Public Health Division) to learn about the connection between air pollution and cardiovascular health.  Dr. Cascio has spent more than 25 years as a cardiologist helping people take care of their hearts.  Now he is bringing a broader view of public health to EPA by leading research on the links between exposures to air pollution and maintaining a healthy heart.

DrFabisiakIn addition, James Fabisiak, PhD, Associate Professor in Environmental & Occupational Health and is part of the Center for Healthy Environments and Communities at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health will present.  Dr. Fabisiak is one of the authors of the Pittsburgh Regional Environmental Threats Analysis Report and will discuss the air pollution challenges our region faces. 

5-8 p.m. at Allegheny General Hospital, Magovern Conference Center, 320 E. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15212.  Networking, food, and drinks begin at 5 p.m. and the program will begin promptly at 6.  Please register at: http://gasp-pgh.org/heart-health/  

Continuing Medical Education Credits offered.