§ Online HeartAware Screenings
Bryan Health offers free, confidential online heart screenings that will let you know, in the privacy of your own home, if you are at risk for heart disease. HeartAware is an online evaluation that asks participants to answer a series of questions about their health. Upon completion, individuals receive a customized report and recommendations for follow-up actions. Participants at risk for heart disease will have the opportunity to meet with a nurse and discuss their health. To take a screening, visit bryanhealth.org/heartmonth.
§ Cardiovascular Screenings
Bryan Medical Center is offering cardiovascular screenings on Thursday, February 18 from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. These painless, noninvasive screenings are available by appointment. Four screenings will be offered: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Ultrasound Screening, $40; Carotid Artery Ultrasound Screening, $40; Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening,$20; and Atrial Fibrillation Screening, $10. To register, call 402-481-5121.
§ Atrial Fibrillation Community Education Program
Bryan Community Health Education presents My Racing Heart: What Does It Mean? on Tuesday, February 9 from 6:30-8 p.m. Join Dr. Robert Percell, Bryan Heart cardiologist, as he gives an overview of atrial fibrillation (Afib), diagnosis and treatment options. Afib is the most common irregular heart rhythm, affecting 2.7 million Americans. Symptoms include a feeling of your heart racing or fluttering, chest pain and shortness of breath. This free program takes place at the Plaza Conference Center at Bryan East Campus, 1500 S. 48th St. To register, visit bryanhealth.org/calendar or call 402-481-8886.
§ Videos, Podcasts and Twitter Chat
Bryan Health is producing several multimedia items to help educate people on heart health. A host of videos are available including videos with doctors on atrial fibrillation and tips for a healthy heart, as well in-depth doctor profiles of Bryan Heart cardiologists. Bryan Health will also host an interactive Twitter chat titled, How Does Running Improve your Heart Health? with Dr. John Steuter, Bryan Heart cardiologist, on Tuesday, February 23 from noon-1 p.m. at twitter.com/bryan_health.
For a complete list of Bryan Health events, screenings and videos, please visit bryanhealth.org/heartmonth.