Aventura Hospital and Medical Center celebrates Heart Month

Our hearts are the center of the human body, and neglecting its health is a potentially fatal mistake. With more than one million people suffering heart attacks in the United States alone, it’s important to teach our families how to practice healthy heart habits at a young age, before serious complications can develop. Knowing your risk, coupled with preventative screenings can greatly reduce factors that lead to heart disease.

That’s why Aventura Hospital and Medical Center wants to remind South Florida that the flutter they feel around Valentine’s Day may mean something more serious than love. Community members of all ages are invited to care for their hearts and enjoy a FREE Heart Healthy Fair on Saturday, February 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The fun events culminate a full month of raising awareness for heart disease and heart healthy practices during National Heart Month, celebrated every February.

Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with our heart team comprised of board certified physicians and expertly trained nurses and staff, as they browse booths filled with information on nutrition, heart healthy exercises, fun heart facts and heart attack and stroke warning signs. Even community partners have joined the cause, including Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt.

Aventura Hospital’s Heart Healthy Fair will also feature several special events throughout the day from a heart healthy cooking demonstration with executive chef Alex Mentis to a special lecture on new advancements in cardiac care. Other events scheduled include heart assessments, blood pressure screenings and BMI testing.

Aventura Hospital’s Heart Healthy Fair event will be held on Mezzanine Level of the main hospital located at 20900 Biscayne Boulevard in Aventura. Parking is available in the garage located directly north of the main hospital entrance. For more information about the Heart Healthy Fair at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, call 1-888-256-7692 or visit www.Celebrating-Survivors.com.

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