To support February’s National Heart Health Literacy Month and cultivate a culture of heart wellness in Mason all year long, the City has launched a pilot initiative with the Cincinnati American Heart Association and partners within Mason’s corporate community to bring awareness, education, and valuable tools to the community. Heart Health Literacy Month was developed to reinforce the importance of heart health and highlight the need for more education, research, and innovative solutions related to heart disease. Heart disease is currently the number one cause of death in the U.S., claiming more than 600,000 Americans annually. Heart disease affects all ages, genders, and ethnicities.
Know Your Numbers
There are many ways individuals can prevent heart disease. Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle is one of the best ways to achieve a healthy heart. Throughout the year, consider being intentional about checking in on your heart health. Consider taking your blood pressure, scheduling a screening with your physician, or consistently monitoring your heart rate.
Check out this helpful article published by the American Heart Association on how to better understand your heart rate.
Heart Health Continuing Education
Join the force towards longer, healthier lives. Register to receive daily or weekly emails about people, science and health through the American Heart Association News or click on one of the resource links below.
Since 2010, Mason is grateful to have a corporate partner with a vision that closely aligns with Mason’s culture of wellness. As we celebrate Heart Health Literacy Month in Mason, TriHealth’s compassion and expertise provides unique opportunities for residents to improve their heart health. Please see below for additional heart health resources.
The City of Mason and TriHealth invite you to watch a Healthy Heart Cooking demonstration hosted in TriHealth’s new cooking demo kitchen at the Western Ridge location. The demo and discussion is presented by Dr. Kamal Shemisa, MD with the TriHealth Heart Institute; Diane Dew, dietitian with TriHealth Corporate Health; and Randy Hammann, Director of Ambulatory Support Services.
Mason Heart Literacy Month Virtual Science Series
The City of Mason has partnered with industry leaders from within the Mason BioHub to host an educational science series. Through an infrastructure for innovation and carefully curated partnerships with industry leading scientists, medical professionals, and business leaders, the Mason Heart Literacy Month Science Series kicks off this month. The series includes virtual webinars focused on heart health, featuring international BioHealth and BioScience trailblazers.
Genetisis Presents: Heart Health and the Future Outlook of Disease Diagnosis
The Genetesis Webinar will feature leadership from Genetisis, a medical technology company that provides biomagnetic imaging solutions dedicated to providing healthcare professionals and patients with reliable and safe products that simplify patient care. Their research and innovations have revolutionize the way patients with chest pain are treated.
This webinar has been postponed. Stay connected for more information to learn about information regarding the current state of cardiovascular disease and the mission and vision for Genetesis and CardioFlux.
AtriCure Presents: Clinical Challenges and Technical Solutions for Atrial Fibrillation and Embolic Stroke
Join us Thursday, February 18 at 1:00 p.m. to hear from AtriCure leadership as they discuss information regarding a debilitating heart condition, atrial fibrillation (Afib), along with cutting edge research and solutions.
AtriCure Medical Director, Dr. Randall Lee, Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, will host a panel discussion on stages of stroke and arrhythmia (including atrial fibrillation), the therapies that AtriCure provides, and how those solutions are communicated to users globally. Dr. Lee will be joined by Keith Martin, VP of R&D; Chris Widenhouse, Senior Director of R&D; and Shawn Young, Director of Sales Training and Development.