Dr. Gregory Uhl To Discuss Heart Failure Aug. 5
Cardiologist Gregory Uhl will discuss “Managing the Symptoms of Heart Failure” Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Roby Fitzgerald Senior Center.
The lecture, which is hosted by Takoma Regional Hospital, will be held from 10-11 a.m. It is free and open to the public.
Dr. Uhl, who is board certified in cardiology and internal medicine, said congestive heart failure is a condition in which your heart can’t pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs.
“It’s important to note that, once symptoms begin, they can be improved with lifestyle modification and medicine,” Dr. Uhl said.
Symptoms include weakness, shortness of breath and swelling, he said.
Helpful changes include reducing salt in your diet, taking the right medications, managing stress, limiting alcohol and maintaining an exercise program, Dr. Uhl said.
Dr. Uhl received his medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine, and completed a residency in internal medicine at Wilford Hall United States Air Force Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. He completed a fellowship in cardiology at Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam, Houston, Texas.
Dr. Uhl’s office is located in the Takoma Medical Associates Building, on West Vann Road. To schedule an appointment, please call 278-1825.
For more information on the lecture, please call Tina Chudina, media relations coordinator, at 798-8110.