MUSC’s Heart & Vascular Center kicked off its annual observance of Heart Month on February 1 with an appearance by cardiologist Dr. Chris Nielsen on WCIV-TV Channel 4′s Lowcountry Live. Dr. Nielsen and two female heart patients discussed prevention of heart disease and how to recognize risk factors and symptoms. They also encouraged support for National Wear Red Day on February 5.
As the Lowcountry sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women and Start! campaigns, MUSC is promoting a series of events during Heart Month, including a free lecture on “Managing Heart Disease Risk Factors” by the Seinsheimer Cardiovascular Health Program on Thursday, February 18 at 6 p.m.
Don’t forget to attend the PAWS Go Red event for pet owners and dogs on Sunday, February 28 at 1:30 p.m. at James Island County Park. For more information on the PAWS event, call 853-1597.