HELP CELEBRATE HEART HEALTH MONTH THIS FEBRUARY — AND EVERY DAY!
While heart health should be a focus 12 months of the year, on February 1 we are reminded of its importance with the beginning of American Heart Month.
At the University of Michigan Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center, February is our time to “Go Blue for Heart Health” by raising awareness of the symptoms of cardiovascular disease and promoting healthy lifestyles.
Heart Month is also an opportunity to celebrate patients like Kevin Bergquist, whose struggle with atrial fibrillation revealed another, more serious genetic cardiac condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Getting the husband and father of two back to health is the core of why we do what we do.
You can help ensure we continue to advance and improve cardiovascular health and medicine for patients like Kevin and the other men, women, and children we treat day in and day out by supporting one of our initiatives.
Together we can ensure more of these happy and healthy outcomes for patients everywhere! Below are just a few of the ways we are contributing to better cardiovascular health for patients of all ages here, throughout the state, across the nation, and around the world.
· Help instill heart healthy habits in school-aged kids by supporting Project Healthy Schools, an outreach program that assists schools and communities in promoting promote good nutrition and physical fitness with educational programs, school gardens, and exercise activities for children of all ages.
· We take patient care very seriously at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, transforming it through recent research breakthroughs and novel treatment approaches. We also actively engage our patients and their families in their care. As partners, we help fuel clinical innovation and advance new models of care.
· Our staff of nurses is critical to our commitment to expert care as they help our patients at every stage — from diagnosis to treatment to follow-up care. We allocate more nursing care per patient because we know that increased nursing attention translates into better outcomes and a better overall experience.
· Support the dream of Bo Schembechler and his wife, Cathy, by making a gift to Heart of a Champion to fund promising cardiovascular research that advances innovations in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease.
Make this February the most successful American Heart Month for the Frankel Cardiovascular Center ever by supporting our tripartite mission of improving heart health through excellent patient care, cutting-edge research, and educational opportunities for students of all ages.