How’s your Cycling Heart? Presentation and Q&A

STCC June Club Meeting, with special guest speaker Marc Krock, MD

Date: Saturday, June 23 2-4pm

Location: City Works Eatery and Pour House, 3680 The Star Boulevard, suite 1300, Frisco, TX 75034

Cost: Free to all STCC Members and Invited Guests

We've seen a lot of articles about the impact that high stress workouts and heat can have on your heart.  We've also seen recent events that have had even more impact on our psyche and we worry about what kind of general cardiac care we should be seeking and what we should recognize as the early signs of trouble.  As a special treat for you, we have arranged for Dr Marc Krock, Cardiologist, to speak and hold Q&A at our June meeting.

Cardiovascular disease symptoms may be different for men and women. For instance, men are more likely to have chest pain; women are more likely to have other symptoms along with chest discomfort, such as shortness of breath, nausea and extreme fatigue.  You might not be diagnosed with cardiovascular disease until you have a heart attack, angina, stroke or heart failure. It's important to watch for cardiovascular symptoms and discuss concerns with your doctor. Cardiovascular disease can sometimes be found early with regular evaluations.  According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC),

Heart Disease in the United States
  • About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than halfof the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men.
  • Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually.
  • Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack.

Marc Krock, MD is a cardiologist and founder of the Heart Smart Group, with offices in McKinney and Frisco. Dr. Krock is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology and has been practicing cardiology in North Texas since 2005, starting in Plano.  He was the Director of Peripheral Vascular Disease as well as the Chief of Cardiology at The Medical Center of Plano for several years.

STCC has taken steps to assist those in difficulty on our rides by providing CPR & AED training to our Ride Leaders, but that is reactive to something that's already happened.  You are the only one that can be proactive and learn what is required for maintenance and the recognition of symptoms of heart and cardiovascular disease.

Just by being on the bike, you've taken a major step in ensuring better health for yourself.  Come join us, listen and ask questions of Dr Marc Krock to keep you on that road.




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