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Sinoway elected to lead American Heart Association Capital Region board

Dr. Lawrence Sinoway, director of Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute, will play a key role in community outreach and education as board president for the American Heart Association’s Capital Region Division.

An established investigator with the association from 1992 to 1996, Sinoway seeks to advance its goals and apply them to the Capital Region, which includes Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties.

During his two-year term, Sinoway will aim to:

  • Identify the role social determinants of health play in heart disease
  • Encourage people with heart symptoms (chest pain, shortness of breath and fatigue) to seek hospital care immediately
  • Educate people about the measures taken by all hospitals regionwide to ensure safety during COVID-19

“I’ve had the great fortune of being awarded American Heart Association grants various times, and serving as board president is one way for me to give back to the association and promote heart health throughout our community,” Sinoway said.

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