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Celebrate Heart Month with VCU Health Pauley Heart Center

Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.
Every 60 seconds, someone in the United States dies from a heart disease-related event.
Additionally, in the United States, someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds.

Can we prevent Heart Disease? YES! You are never too young— or too old — to take care of your heart. Preventing heart disease (and all cardiovascular diseases) means making smart choices now that will pay off the rest of your life. Lack of exercise, a poor diet and other unhealthy habits can take their toll over the years. Anyone at any age can benefit from simple steps to keep their heart healthy during each decade of life.

These are just some reasons why that during the month of February we focus on sharing Heart Health facts and tips so we can make these changes. Additionally, we want to celebrate those who have made changes and hit their milestones!

Check out our schedule of events!

Feb. 1: Seminar Series: The Future of Heart Replacement Therapies
Presented by: Dr. Vigneshwar Kasirajan, Dr. Keyur Shah, Dr. Daniel Tang

Feb. 1: American Heart Month Kick-Off, hosted by American Heart Association
Dr. Phoebe Ashley | Get your blood pressure checked and learn Hands-Only CPR

Feb. 2: VCU Health Pauley Heart Center - “Annual Go Red Day”
Main Hospital, above the Cafeteria: 8:00A-3:00P

Feb. 3: Heart Health in Women Symposium

Feb. 8: Seminar Series: Peripheral Artery Disease- Know Your Risk and Your Options
Presented by Dr. Luis Guzman and Dr. Mark Levy

Feb. 14: VCU Health Pauley Heart Center Night at VCU Men’s Basketball Game*
Bring a Valentine for Coach Mike Rhoades and the VCU Men’s Basketball Team!
*This event is not free, purchase your tickets here.

Feb. 22: VCU Health Facebook Live:
Learn more about Men and Women’s Heart Health with Dr. Hem Bhardwaj

Feb. 22: Seminar Series: Are you Doing Your Part to Maintain a Healthy Heart?
Presented by Dr. Phoebe Ashley

Feb. 26VCU Health Facebook Live:
Let’s discuss the new Blood Pressure Guidelines with Dave L. Dixon, PharmD

Want more information? Contact Pauline Singleton: Pauline.Singleton@vcuhealth.org