Free Fort Smith Lunch and Learn to Focus on Heart Health During Holidays


Heart Health

FORT SMITH, Ark. – Cardiovascular disease doesn’t take a holiday. In fact, statistics show there are more heart attack deaths during the holiday season than any other time of year. 

Nasser Adjei, MD, an interventional cardiologist with Baptist Health-Fort Smith, will discuss ways to prepare your mind and body for heart healthy holidays in order to reduce your risk of a heart attack during a free seminar from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17, in the Shuffield Education Center at Baptist Health-Fort Smith. 

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Arkansas, according to the American Heart Association, and Arkansas has the fourth-highest death rate from cardiovascular disease in the country. The most common symptom of a heart attack for both men and women is chest pain or discomfort. However, women are more likely to have atypical symptoms. This holiday season, do something good for your heart and join Baptist Health to learn how to improve your heart health. 

The heart health event is free to the community, however space is limited and registration is required. To register, visit the “Classes and Resources” section of or call 1-888-BAPTIST


About Baptist Health

For more than a century, Baptist Health has delivered all our best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health, Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization, is here For You. For Life. – with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; and a graduate residency program. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app