February is Heart Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about heart health, preventing cardiovascular disease and keeping your clock ticking for many years to come.
Learn about heart health and cardiovascular disease all month long and get featured on our social media accounts by sharing your story about what heart month means to you!
Check out how you can get involved:
Heart on the brain? Wake up with UofL Health on WLKY to get your heart health questions answered!
Tune in to WLKY’s Morning Show from 5-7 a.m. on Feb. 3 to learn about heart disease, coronary artery disease, CPR and more from some of your fellow UofL Health team members!
To kick off Heart Month, cardiologists Dr. Henry Sadlo and Dr. Rajdeep Gaitonde; Greg Brislin, chest pain coordinator; Brittany Halcomb and Kirk Evans from Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at UofL Health – Healthy Lifestyle Centers will be hosting segments focusing on different heart health topics while giving a tour of the giant inflatable heart, live from UofL Health – Medical Center East.
Though our team members will be giving a tour of the inflatable heart, the exhibit is not open to other team members or the public due to COVID-19.
Some of the questions they will be covering are:
- What is coronary artery disease and what factors play a role in heart disease?
- When should I go to the ER to seek treatment?
- How to perform CPR
- How much exercise is recommended to keep my heart healthy?
- What can I do to prevent a heart attack?
For more information about heart health and other hot health topics, check out our blog No Appointment Needed.
Go Red for Women on Feb. 5
Red looks good on you! Not just because it’s one of UofL Health’s signature colors, but also because of what red represents.
When you wear red on Feb. 5, you and millions of others nationwide are raising awareness for cardiovascular disease in women.
The heart of the matter is cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women, particularly our younger, diverse ladies. It claims more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined.
We encourage you to show your support by participating in National Wear Red Day on Feb. 5. If you don’t have anything red to wear, we’ve got an easy solution. You can purchase some UofL Health gear just in time for the big day by clicking here.
If you’re working from home, decorate your office in reds or have a red background for your virtual meetings.
You can show off how you go red for women by snapping a photo of yourself or your team members and tagging us on social media using @UofLHealth or #PowerofU on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
You can also send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are happy to see photos of you and your team members, but please remember to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines in the photo.
How UofL Health team members went red for women
Who wore it best? You be the judge, but we think everyone looked great in their red attire to raise awareness for women and cardiovascular disease!
Thank you to all who participated and wore red!
Share your Heart Month story
To support the Red Couch Tour, UofL Health invites you to film a short video on Zoom about your connection to Heart Month. As a bonus, we will select some videos to be posted on our social media accounts!
In your video, share why you love working with heart patients or what Heart Month means to you. Videos should be 30-50 seconds in length. We also ask that you use this special Zoom background when filming your video.
Once your video is complete, you can email your video to email@example.com. You can also post your video on your own social profile, but be sure to tag us @UofLHealth with the #redcouchtourLOU. We’re taking videos all month long, but the last day to submit your story is Feb. 26.
UofL Health turns facilities red for Heart Month
According to the CDC, heart disease is the number one killer across the board for men, women and most racial and ethnic groups. In honor of those individuals who lost their lives to cardiovascular disease, UofL Health is lighting up its facilities red to raise awareness of heart disease in the Louisville community.
February Today’s Woman magazine
The February edition of Today’s Woman feature stories from UofL Health patients like Clariese Armstrong and Katie Brooks. Read it now!
The February edition will also spotlight Dr. Christina Dunbar Matos and how the newly formed Advanced Heart Failure and Therapies Center, a partnership between UofL Physicians – Cardiovascular Medicine and UofL Health – Jewish Hospital, can help you with advanced heart failure and those who are candidates for heart transplants.
Red Couch Tour
For inspiring stories of hope in the face of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, check out the Red Couch Tour website. You can also follow the Red Couch on social media with the hashtag #redcouchtourLOU.
Share your love of UofL Health
We want to hear from you!
Tell us why you love UofL Health or what makes working at UofL Health so special.
If you share your story online, tag us on social media using @UofLHealth or #PowerofU on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
You can also email your love letters to firstname.lastname@example.org.