HRMC Invites You to Go Red During Heart Month
January 10, 2019
HURON, SD – To celebrate American Heart month, Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) is encouraging the community to “Go Red” and get the facts and protect themselves from the crippling effects of a heart attack or stroke.
A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle (the myocardium) is severely reduced or stopped because one or more of the heart’s arteries is blocked. If the blood supply is cut off for more than a few minutes, heart muscle cells suffer permanent injury or die. This can kill or disable someone, depending on how much heart muscle is damaged.
The best protection against heart attack is to arm yourself with information about your risks, the signs and symptoms of heart disease and steps you can take to reduce your risk. To help, HRMC is hosting a Go Red for Your Heart luncheon with Dr. Kelly Steffen, a visiting cardiologist with Sanford Heart. Sanford Heart will provide a free lunch at the event on Tuesday, February 26, 12:00-1:00 p.m., HRMC Legacy Plaza Auditorium. Men and women are encouraged to wear red, grab a friend and learn your risks for heart disease. Please RSVP to 605-353-6531 or online at www.huronregional.org/GoRed.
To kick off Heart Month on February 1, community members are encouraged to wear and post a picture on social media using the hashtag #HRMCGoRed for a chance to win a healthy snack. Throughout the month of February, HRMC will share heart health information on the hospital’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/huronregionalmedicalcenter.
Later in February, HRMC Physicians Clinic will host Sanford Health's mobile screening unit on February 25 and 26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost for Heart and Vascular Screens are $25 each. Schedule your appointment by calling 1-888-996-4673.
More information about American Heart month and how to recognize and reduce risk factors for heart disease is available online at www.americanheart.org or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.
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