Published on January 22, 2019

NMMC to Celebrate with Heart Month Activities

TUPELO, Miss.—North Mississippi Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Institute will celebrate American Heart Month with several activities during February.

The NMMC Heart and Vascular Institute encourages everyone to wear red to show their support for women’s heart health on National Wear Red Day®, Friday, Feb. 1. Increase awareness by wearing a favorite red dress, red shirt, red tie or Red Dress pin. The observance urges women to protect themselves from heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women.

Free blood pressure screenings and “Know Your Numbers” information will be provided from 8 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Feb. 5, and Thursday, Feb. 14, in the NMMC main lobby.

Glen Davidson, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation supervisor, will present “Understanding Cardiovascular Risk Factors” at 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the NMMC Wellness Center.

Carla Durham, Cardiac Catheterization Lab nurse manager, will present “Dial, Don’t Drive,” at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the NMMC Wellness Center’s member lounge at 1030 S. Madison St.

Toni Burnett, a nurse practitioner with the Chest Pain Center and Atrial Fibrillation Center, will discuss “Symptoms of Heart Disease and Heart Rhythm Disorders” at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the NMMC Wellness Center’s member lounge at 1030 S. Madison St.

Mended Hearts Chapter 97 meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. Cardiologist Barry Bertolet, M.D., will present a program on “Preventing Heart Disease: Are We Doing Enough.” To register for a complimentary dinner, call (662) 377-3131. Mended Hearts meets the last Thursday of each month in Room 21 on the first floor of North Mississippi Medical Center’s East Tower.

For more information about any of the American Heart Month activities, call 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).

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