Celebrating Heart Month

Celebrating Heart Month

February is American Heart Month. To raise awareness about cardiovascular health and disease, Pauley participated in numerous events throughout the community.

On Feb. 2, our staff took free blood pressure readings and calculated body mass indexes (BMIs) in the lobby of the VCU Medical Center’s Gateway Building. Last year, we provided this service to more than 800 individuals.

A myriad of speakers appeared at the Third Annual Women’s Heart Health Symposium. The event took place Feb. 3 at the Virginia Historical Society. (See p. 5 for more details.)

VCU Health also presented three seminars at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. On Feb. 1, Dr. Vigneshwar Kasirajan, Dr. Keyur Shah, and Dr. Daniel Tang, presented “The Future of Heart Replacement Therapies.” Interventional cardiologist Dr. Luis Guzman and vascular surgeon Dr. Mark Levy, presented “Peripheral Artery Disease—Know Your Risk and Your Options,” on Feb. 8; then on Feb.22, cardiologist Dr. Phoebe Ashley presented “Are you doing your part to maintain a healthy heart?” The seminars were held at Lewis Ginter’s Kelly Education Center, 1800 Lakeside Avenue in Richmond. All seminars were free and open to the public. To learn more about upcoming seminars visit: vcuhealth.org/events.