Heart Month Events

Heart Month Events

In celebration of American Heart Month in February, Pauley took part in numerous community events to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and prevention.

For National Wear Red Day on Feb. 1, Pauley staff gave free blood pressure readings and body mass index screenings to patient and visitors at VCU Medical Center’s cafeteria. The event drew more 450 participants.

Featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Sharonne Hayes of the Mayo Clinic, and Pauley cardiologists presented the latest research at Pauley’s 4th Annual Heart Health in Women Symposium on Feb. 2.

VCU Health’s popular Lewis Ginter seminar series dedicated the month to topics about heart disease, beginning with a cardio-oncology lecture by Dr. Greg Hundley on February 5. Other talks included Dr. Phoebe Ashley on women’s heart health on Feb. 12, and a joint presentation by Drs. Kenneth Ellenbogen and Vigneshwar Kasirajan on procedural interventions on Feb.27. The events were held at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Kelley Education Center.

Finally, it was Pauley night at the VCU Rams men’s basketball game on Feb. 13. Fans showed their “love” to the players by creating valentines for their favorite Rams while also receiving information about improving their heart health at the Pauley booth.

 

Left: Senior Leadership and Heartman / Right: Welcome table