Tenet Healthcare’s Miami-Dade Hospitals Celebrate Heart Month

Feb 12, 2020

Miami-Dade County, Fla. (February 2, 2016) – Tenet Healthcare’s Miami-Dade hospitals are hosting and sponsoring a month-long series of events, lectures and health fairs to commemorate Heart Month in February. Employees and physicians at Coral Gables Hospital, Hialeah Hospital, North Shore Medical Center and Palmetto General Hospital, which comprise the Tenet Florida Heart and Vascular Network, will participate in these activities as part of their ongoing commitment to strengthen heart health in the community.

“Taking part in Heart Month and ‘Wear Red Day’ (Feb. 5) gives us the opportunity to spotlight heart disease and educate the community on the technologies and specialized services available to them,” said Marsha Powers, CEO of Tenet Healthcare’s Florida region. “Within the last year alone, we have made significant cardiovascular advancements at our hospitals, including the addition of the following: the left ventricular assist device (LVAD), the WATCHMAN Implant, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and the convergent approach.”

Some of our featured programs and activities for Heart Month include:

  • Coral Gables Hospital
    • Feb. 4 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Health Screening) – In addition to the standard monthly cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure checks, there will be a nutritionist available to answer questions and provide information on heart healthy eating.
    • Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. (Farmer’s Market Cooking Demo)There will be a heart healthy food demonstration on this date, as well as free blood pressure screenings every Saturday at the Farmer’s Market throughout February.
  • Hialeah Hospital
    • Feb. 17 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. (“Good for your HEART” Health Fair & Lecture) – This event will include screenings and educational information from various departments and outside vendors. Emily Andujar, nurse practitioner, will discuss heart healthy foods.
    • Feb. 27 at 12:30 p.m. (Fabulously RED Lunch) – Dr. Werner Andrade, general and bariatric surgeon, will be part of a physician panel that will discuss weight loss and heart disease.
  • North Shore Medical Center
    • Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Heart Health Fair) – This event will offer a variety of free health and wellness services, as well as lectures on chest pain, healthy eating and the hospital’s surgical weight loss program.

For more details, locations and to view our full calendar of upcoming Heart Month events, please visit www.tenetfl.com/Cardiac/calendar/category/upcoming-events.

The facts surrounding heart disease in the United States are clear. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for American men and women, killing about 600,000 people every year. High blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease. About half of Americans have at least one of these three risk factors.

It is important to know the warning signs of a heart attack in order to prevent severe damage to the heart or even death. Some of the major warning signs include chest pain or discomfort; upper body pain or discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw, or upper stomach; shortness of breath; and nausea, lightheadedness, or cold sweats.

If you would like to register for heart screenings and/or events or take a free heart risk assessment, please call 1-844-522-7346 or visit Myhearthospital.com. For more information about the Tenet Florida Heart and Vascular Network, go to TenetHeart.com.

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