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AHA HeartChase and Free Health Fair

April 04, 2013

HeartChase and Free Heart Health Festival - Saturday, April 6, 2013
Providence Regional Medical Center (PRMC), Colby Campus
1700 13th Street (at Colby Ave), Everett WA - 425-261-2000
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett

Providence Regional Medical Center is hosting the American Heart Association's (AHA) HeartChase this Saturday, April 6, with registration open at 8:00 a.m. and the HeartChase starting at 9:30 a.m. HeartChase is a fun-filled race where teams visit various stations throughout Everett to participate in heart-healthy challenges all the while gaining points. To learn more about the AHA's HeartChase visit www.HeartChaseSnohomishCounty.org.

After HeartChase, the Providence Heart and Vascular teams are hosting a Free Heart Health Festival in the Providence's Colby Campus Medical Tower lobby on Saturday, April 6 at 11:30 -- 1:00 p.m. Even if you aren't participating in HeartChase, bring your friends and family to the Heart Health Festival for a fun, free and educational good time. Heart Festival booths include:

Meet a Cardiac Surgeon: Watch a cardiac surgeon perform bypass surgery on a pig's heart

Cardiac Services:
See how a heart/lung machine circulates blood during cardiac surgery

InsideOut: The Original Organ Show: See how unhealthy behaviors such as smoking affect real human organs

Stroke Awareness and Prevention: Get a free blood pressure screening

Providence Medical Group Cardiology: Take an online heart risk assessment and review your results with a cardiologist

Cardiac Tools: Learn how a pacemaker, defibrillator and other cardiac tools work

Heart Failure: Find out how heart failure develops and what can be done to prevent it

Tour a Medic Unit: provided by Everett Fire

Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab: Get your weight and BMI measured and learn about heart disease prevention

Good Nutrition is Preventable Medicine: Learn the role nutrition plays in heart health

Echo-cardiography Demo: See how the Echo machine works for cardiac testing

Vascular Surgery: See how Doppler ultrasound is used to find blockages in the carotid artery