Heart Health Month
Every month is Heart Month at Henry Mayo, but February marks the opportunity to further raise awareness and educate our community about heart health. In celebration of Heart Month, Henry Mayo has a month full of activities highlighting education and prevention of heart disease and giving back to the community through awareness events and social activities. Take a look at our calendar of events below!
Wear Red Day
Kicking off the month, Henry Mayo will participate in the national GO RED Wear Red Day by decking out in the color red and encouraging individuals, departments and the community to take part in raising awareness on women’s heart health - which remains to be the leading cause of death in women.
We will also take part in the Little Hats, Big Hearts program with the American Heart Association. The organization has been collecting knitted or crocheted red baby hats from passionate volunteers throughout the country. The tiny hats are distributed to babies born in hospitals across the country during February in unison of raising awareness of heart health at an early start.
11:30-1:30pm in the cafeteria: Celebrate National Cardiac Rehabilitation week (Feb 10-16). We will have a meet and learn event in the cafeteria with our amazing Cardiac Rehab team. The event will feature fun facts and games about how to maintain a healthy heart.
Presented by Kim Brown, RDN, CDE
5:30-6:30 p.m. Room 2 - HMC
According to the American Heart Association "A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease" It's not as hard as you may think! Remember, it's the overall pattern of your choices that counts."
Eating healthy doesn't have to mean dieting or giving up all the foods you love. Learn how to ditch the junk, give your body the nutrient-dense fuel it needs, and love every minute of it!
Here are some of the topics we'll cover:
- American Heart Association Guidelines
- Foods to reduce or avoid
- Fat and sodium guidelines
- Food labels
- Food recommendations
5:30-6:30 p.m. Room 2 - HMC
Come learn about Cardiac Electrophysiology from Shervin Sadrpour, MD
Electrophysiology studies (EPS) are test that help doctors understand the nature of abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias).
- Electrophysiology studies the electrical activity of your heart to find where an arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat) is coming from.
- These results can help you and your doctor decide whether you need medicine, a pacemaker, an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD, cardiac ablation or surgery.
- These studies take place in a special room called electrophysiology (EP) lab or catheterization (cath) lab while you are mildly sedated.
Heart Health Fair
730a-1030a @ Newhall Community Center: In partnership with the City of Santa Clarita, we will be hosting our quarterly heart health fair where community members can get free screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol/glucose, and stroke.
Lectures: To cap off our month long community engagement, our team of educators and clinical staff will hold various lectures on heart health, stroke education at various places throughout the community (senior centers, heart health fairs).
Continue to learn how to keep your heart healthy by visiting the following links:
Facebook Giveaway Contest Terms and Conditions
- Nutrition Blog – featuring many heart-healthy recipes and a few special Heart Month posts!
- Here to help you quit - Henry Mayo’s Tobacco Cessation Program
- Anatomy of the Heart
- Heart Risks You Can Change
- Women and Heart Disease
- Warning Signs of Heart Failure
- Types of Cardiology Diagnostic Testing