Did you see anyone wearing red on Groundhog Day? February 2nd might have a lot to do with a certain varmint seeing or not seeing his shadow. It might have something to do with whether or not we get an extended winter. This year, 2 February 2018 also has everything to do with your heart.
National Wear Red Day occurs the first Friday of every February, signifying support for raising the awareness of heart disease. Raising awareness about heart disease is important because, according to GoRedForWomen.org, cardiovascular disease kills one person in the US every 80 seconds — and that’s just when it comes to women.
Heart Disease by the Numbers
The American College of Cardiology asserts that, among Americans, every 40 seconds someone of either sex dies of cardiovascular disease (CVD), further expanding to say that 800,000 deaths occur annually in the US alone — or one out of every three deaths.
More than 90 million Americans carry a CVD diagnosis. CVD kills more than all forms of cancer combined. That’s why Pinehurst Medical Clinic, Inc. is here to do our part to raise heart health awareness among our patients and readership.
You Need Comprehensive Care for Your Heart
Here at Pinehurst Medical Clinic, Inc. we have thirteen doctors specializing in cardiology. A large number of our staff has put in the extra work to complete further specialized cardiology training. The education never stops, either. We’re always learning about new ways to care for our patients.
Our specialty areas include:
- General Cardiology
- Interventional Cardiology
- Invasive Cardiology
- Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Cardiovascular Computerized Tomography
- Cardiovascular Ultrasound
- Stress Tests and Stress Echo
- Lipid Clinic
- Nuclear Cardiology
- Pacemaker Analysis
- Computerized Tomography (CT)
For us, every month is heart month, because we’re committed to raising awareness about cardiovascular disease. We’re all about educating our patients when it comes to what they can do to avoid costly health problems down the road. And, when life comes at our patients, we deliver our signature care package. At Pinehurst Medical Clinic, Inc., you’ll be supported by an experienced team and staff who excel at providing hospital-based services and procedures.
Have a safe and happy National Heart Health Month!