Published on March 21, 2018

Essentia Health-Graceville hosts heart attack and stroke education event

More than 610,000 people die from heart disease in the U.S. every year and more than 140,000 Americans die from a stroke annually. These statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are a startling reminder about the importance of a healthy body and mind.

That’s why Essentia Health-Graceville is hosting a stroke and heart attack prevention class at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 3, at Grace Village, 114 W. Second St. in Graceville. Two registered nurses will talk about what you need to know when it comes to strokes and heart attacks.

“Too many people don’t understand exactly what having a heart attack does to your body,” says Brittney Urvand, RN, who serves as the cardiovascular program manager at Essentia Health-Fargo. “That’s why it’s so incredibly important to explain the signs and symptoms of one.”

“While it’s always good to know what to do if someone is having a heart attack or a stroke, no one wants to experience them or sometimes even talk about preventing it,” says Kirsten Reile, RN, and stroke program educator at Essentia Health-Fargo. “I hope people leave our event and understand the steps they can take to reduce the risk of having a major medical event.”

Light refreshments will be provided at the event, which is free and open to the public. For more information on cardiovascular health or stroke programs, go to and click on “Find a Service/Specialty.”

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