Heart experts don’t miss a beat at Café Thirty-A

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 04:01 PM.

"Most things we do here are not done in hospitals this size," he said.

The panel also addressed a question from the audience about diabetes, saying that men and women might also exhibit different symptoms with the onset of diabetes. Some of the classic symptoms there might include fatigue, swelling of the ankles, and/or shortness of breath.

Labroo said the hospital is trying to get funding for more equipment to detect diabetes.

Since scarring and calcium deposits in the heart tissues are a problem in diabetics, such could lead to a need for a pacemaker.

Sacred Heart is a faith-based organization and spent $34 million last year on free care.

SHHEC Marketing Coordinator Sarah Bailey said the hospital held the first Heart Talk in February due to requests from residents living along 30A. The first Heart Talk drew such a crowd that people had to be turned away. She said there are no immediate plans to hold another on 30A in the near future unless more requests come in. More education talks may be held on a different topic, however.

For more information, call 278-3030. 

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