SEATTLE, Feb. 1, 2007 – What's for dinner that's healthy and delicious? Answer this question with a little help from the 2007 Swedish Heart Diet. This free booklet contains more than 40 heart-healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, side dishes and desserts. The 2007 Swedish Heart Diet can be picked up at any QFC store in the Greater Seattle area.
The 2007 Swedish Heart Diet also includes tips on how to reduce the risk for developing heart disease and features a handy two-week menu planner to help take some of the guesswork out of preparing nutritious, balanced meals. It is designed to raise awareness of the associated risks of heart disease and promote the basics of a heart-healthy lifestyle for the entire family.
This year's book is the 20th edition of the recipe guide, compiled and updated annually by clinical nutrition specialists at Swedish. It was first published in 1987 in response to the rising incidence of heart disease.
Heart disease is the nation's single leading cause of death. According to the American Heart Association, about 1.2 million Americans will have a first or recurrent heart attack this year. About 452,000 of these people will die.
While supplies last, the booklets are available at all Seattle-area QFC stores. Copies can also be found at all Swedish Physicians clinics, all Swedish campuses and at each of the Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute affiliate hospitals: Highline Community Hospital in Burien, Stevens Healthcare in Edmonds and Valley Medical Center in Renton. Area residents can also request a copy by calling 1-800-SWEDISH (1-800-793-3474) or online at www.swedish.org
Swedish is the largest, most comprehensive, nonprofit health provider in the Pacific Northwest. It is comprised of three hospital campuses – First Hill, Cherry Hill (formerly Providence) and Ballard – a freestanding emergency room and specialty center in Issaquah, Swedish Home Care Services and Swedish Physicians – a network of 12 primary-care clinics. In addition to general medical and surgical care, Swedish is known as a regional referral center, providing specialized treatment in areas such as cardiac care, oncology, orthopedics, high-risk obstetrics, neurological care, pediatrics, organ transplantation and clinical research.
About Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute
Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute (SHVI) is Washington state's most comprehensive source for advanced cardiovascular care. From prevention and diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation, the Institute is committed to staying at the forefront of cardiovascular medicine. SHVI is affiliated with more than 60 cardiovascular specialists from around the Puget Sound region, including cardiologists, surgeons, radiologists, anesthesiologists and vascular specialists. In addition, the Institute's partnerships with hospitals and cardiology practices region-wide provide patients the opportunity to receive the majority of their care close to home. And, if they need it, they also have access to Swedish for the latest nonsurgical treatments, clinical research and sophisticated surgeries.