HRMC Invites You to Go Red During Heart Month
January 28, 2020
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 are 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 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. Learn your risk with a Sanford Heart screening on February 3 and 4 at the HRMC Physicians Clinic at 534 Oregon Avenue SE. The Heart Screen uses advanced tools and diagnostics to uncover critical details about the health of your heart. The cost the screening is $25, and appointments can be made by calling 1-888-996-4673.
National Go Red Day is scheduled for Friday, February 7, and community members are encouraged to wear red 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.
HRMC also is hosting a Go Red for Your Heart luncheon with Dr. Naveen Rajpurohit, a visiting cardiologist with Sanford Heart, on Tuesday, February 11, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. HRMC Legacy Plaza Auditorium. Men and women are encouraged to grab a friend, wear red and learn your risks for heart disease. Sanford Heart will provide a free lunch at the event. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by Feb. 7 to 605-353-6531 or online at www.huronregional.org/GoRed.
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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