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Published on January 27, 2016

Bryan Health Hosting Multiple Events in February to Highlight American Heart Month

Bryan Health is hosting multiple events during February to highlight American Heart Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about preventing cardiovascular disease, the number one killer of men and women in the United States.

Online HeartAware Screenings

Bryan Health offers free, confidential online heart screenings that will let you know, in the privacy of your own home, if you are at risk for heart disease. HeartAware is an online evaluation that asks participants to answer a series of questions about their health. Upon completion, individuals receive a customized report and recommendations for follow-up actions. Participants at risk for heart disease will have the opportunity to meet with a nurse and discuss their health.

Take a screening today.

Cardiovascular Screenings

Bryan Medical Center is offering cardiovascular screenings on Thursday, February 18 from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. These painless, noninvasive screenings are available by appointment. Four screenings will be offered: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Ultrasound Screening, $40; Carotid Artery Ultrasound Screening, $40; Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening,$20; and Atrial Fibrillation Screening, $10.

To register, call 402-481-5121.

Atrial Fibrillation Community Education Program

Bryan Community Health Education presents My Racing Heart: What Does It Mean? on Tuesday, February 9 from 6:30-8 p.m. Join Dr. Robert Percell, Bryan Heart cardiologist, as he gives an overview of atrial fibrillation (Afib), diagnosis and treatment options. Afib is the most common irregular heart rhythm, affecting 2.7 million Americans. Symptoms include a feeling of your heart racing or fluttering, chest pain and shortness of breath. This free program takes place at the Plaza Conference Center at Bryan East Campus, 1500 S. 48th St.

To register, visit Bryan Health's calendar of events or call 402-481-8886.

Videos, Podcasts and Twitter Chat

Bryan Health is producing several multimedia items to help educate people on heart health. A host of videos are available including videos with doctors on atrial fibrillation and tips for a healthy heart, as well in-depth doctor profiles of Bryan Heart cardiologists. Bryan Health will also host an interactive Twitter chat titled, How Does Running Improve your Heart Health? with Dr. John Steuter, Bryan Heart cardiologist, on Tuesday, February 23 from noon-1 p.m. on Twitter.

View a complete list of Bryan Health events, screenings and videos.


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