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Heart Month Events: February 2015

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Heart Month Events: February 2015

Listen to Your Heart

February is American Heart Month and it is a good time to remind those you care about how much they really mean to you.  At the WakeMed Heart Center, we would like to take this opportunity to do the same. To the patients and families we have cared for over the past 50+ years, please accept our heartfelt appreciation.

The most effective way we know to show how much we care is by making sure each and every patient has access to the best -  the best cardiovascular specialists, nurses, physicians, mid-level providers, technology, and care.  This is why we are proud to be the only hospital in Wake County to feature a:

  • 100% credentialing rate for all cardiovascular specialists.  This means all cath lab staff are required to be Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialists.
  • 24/7 staffed catheterization lab, because heart attacks don't only happen between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • A Heart Center with all services for heart patients under one roof, including nine cardiac catheterization labs and two electrophysiology labs.
  • Heart Center Inn with 38 rooms specifically designed for heart patients' families, allowing loved ones to stay close day and night.

Additionally, WakeMed Chest Pain Centers at Raleigh Campus and Cary Hospital are nationally accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

Whether it's having a cardiac team ready and waiting for you in a time of emergency or helping you regain strength with dedicated cardiac rehab program, rest assured that the WakeMed Heart Center team is there for you whenever and wherever you need us.

We hope you will join us at these events in celebration of American Heart Month. 

Love Your Heart As Much As We Do
Saturday, February 1 to Friday, February 14

If you spend $250 or more in a single day between February 1-14, you can choose from one of three heartfelt gifts and receive a certificate for a free total & HDL cholesterol test and blood pressure check from WakeMed.

Celebrate National Wear Red Day
Saturday, February 7
Support the many women in our community who are fighting heart disease by wearing red and reminding others to wear red.


Wear Red Day at Crabtree Valley Mall
Saturday, February 7
Center Court in Crabtree Valley Mall
1 to 3 p.m.

WakeMed, the American Heart Association and Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC for free health screenings and fun activities.


Mended Hearts
Monday, February 16
WakeMed Raleigh Campus
Heart Center Conference Center

Join others living with heart disease to share experiences and celebrate American Heart Month.  We'll also be learning about bystander CPR using the American Heart Association's CPR Anytime program.

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