While flowers and candy may be great Valentine's Day gifts, Stamford Hospital is suggesting keeping your heart healthy as the best gift for you and your loved ones.
February is American Heart Month and the hospital is participating throughout, starting with its annual Celebrating Healthy Hearts event Saturday. The free event will address medical, interventional and surgical treatments for heart disease.
Celebrating Healthy Hearts will start with a discussion on the “State of the Heart 2014” led by Stamford Hospital’s Lori Mosca, MPD, PhD, who is considered an international authority on cardiovascular disease and prevention. The event will also feature the American Heart Association’s “Faces of Heart,” a traveling photo gallery that exhibits stories of courage, strength and hope in the face of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, and kick off its “Better U” program, a 12-week course that teaches women more about heart health, eating healthy and exercising.
During the Healthy Hearts event, health screenings will be available for attendees, including blood pressure, stroke risk assessments, cholesterol and glucose (non-fasting) and pulmonary function tests. Experts will provide a hands-only CPR demonstration and training session, called Hands for Life, from 12:00- 1:00 p.m. Registration, along with the exhibit hall, screenings and refreshments, will begin at 9:00 a.m.
Celebrating Healthy Hearts will take place Saturday, February 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford.
For more information and to register, call 877-233-WELL (9355) or visit www.stamfordhospital.org/healthyhearts.