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Adventist Hospitals First to Present 3-D “Artery Tours” to D.C. Residents

By Cindy Glass

More than 400 people attended the two Artery Explorer community events hosted by Shady Grove Adventist and Washington Adventist hospitals, both in the Washington, D.C., area. The “Us Against Athero” explorer, a mobile motion simulator, spent a combined four days in the hospitals’ communities to inform residents about the health dangers of atherosclerosis (blocked arteries), the causes and what can be done to prevent this condition. The two Adventist hospitals were the first in the capitol region to present residents with a chance to take a 3-D virtual tour through the arteries.

“The Cardiac/Vascular [CV] Outreach, Health and Wellness Department and the CV teams at Shady Grove and Washington Adventist were happy to sponsor this wonderful opportunity to reach out and touch our neighbors,” said Kathy Coleman, Cardiac and Vascular Outreach coordinator. Coleman called the event helpful and educational to employees, community members and family members, and shared how one man visited the event then came back with his two children to experience the mobile motion simulator.