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February is Heart Health Month

Did you know about 1 out of 100 babies are born with a congenital heart defect and about one in four deaths in the United States is caused by heart disease? 

February is Heart Health Month, and you can make a difference in your community by spreading the word about strategies for preventing heart disease. 

These strategies include:

  • Making heart-healthy choices
  • Knowing your family health history and the risk factors for heart disease
  • Having regular check-ups and working with your physician to manage your health

Learn more about heart disease and the ways you can get involved in this campaign at https://theheartfoundation.org

Friday, February 1, 2019, is Go Red for Women Day. Show your support in the fight against heart disease and stroke by wearing red, spreading the word on social media using the hashtags #wearredandgive and #HHM. You can also donate to the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women®. 

OPENPediatrics is pleased to highlight several cardiac resources, including our renowned Geggel’s Heart Disease Library which includes still-frames (diagrams, electrocardiograms, chest radiographs, pathology images), phonocardiograms, and video images (echocardiography, angiocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging, cardiac surgery) of 27 different congenital cardiac lesions. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram throughout February as we observe Heart Health Month. 

                                                   

 

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