February is American Heart Month, which means it’s time to think about your heart health and steps you can take to keep your ticker in tip-top shape. The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute supports various heart-related campaigns during American Heart Month.
National Wear Red Day
During American Heart Month, the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement works to save women’s lives and defeat heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women. On National Wear Red Day, support the movement by wearing red.
Heart Failure Awareness Week – February 10-16
To increase national awareness about the severity of this disease, the Heart Failure Society of America declared through the US Senate in 2001 the week of Valentine’s Day as National Heart Failure Awareness Week. The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute supports efforts to promote patient education and heart failure prevention. Learn more about heart failure.
National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week – February 10-16
National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week focuses attention on cardiac rehabilitation’s contribution to improving the health and physical performance of people at risk for heart disease as well as those who have been diagnosed with heart disease or dysfunction. At the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, our Cardiac Rehabilitation Team works to help you resume your normal lifestyle as soon as possible. For more information on WVU Medicine Cardiac Rehabilitation Services, click here.
Cardiovascular Professionals Week – February 10-16
This week celebrates the work of cardiovascular professionals and the support they provide to improve patient care. The commitment of cardiovascular professionals ensures the highest quality of care to people with heart disease, including diagnostic, interventional, and rehabilitative support.
The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute is not only the leader in heart, lung, and vascular care in the state, but also a national leader in innovative ground-breaking therapies and approach to patient care. When it comes to the type of care we provide, we offer a highly personalized experience, which is why patients and community physicians from across our state, surrounding regions, and from other countries look to the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute for its expertise. Learn more about our cardiovascular professionals.
National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day – February 22
The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute is proud to be a partner in the National Heart Valve Disease Awareness campaign. The goal of the annual awareness day on Feb. 22 is to increase recognition of the specific risks and symptoms of heart valve disease, improve detection and treatment, and ultimately save lives. While heart valve disease can be can be disabling and deadly, available treatments can save lives, making education and awareness particularly important. Click here to learn more about the national heart valve disease campaign.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 855-WVU-CARE