February 3, 2023 –As we settle into the New Year and kick off February’s American Heart Month, now is the perfect time to set or revisit your goals for the year. The Palm Beach Health Network is encouraging residents to make heart health a priority.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 805,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. The most common symptom of a heart attack for both men and women is chest pain or discomfort. However, women are more likely to have atypical symptoms. Other heart attack symptoms include, but are not limited to, tingling or discomfort in one or both arms, back, shoulder, neck or jaw, shortness of breath, cold sweat, unusual tiredness, heartburn-like feeling, nausea or vomiting, sudden dizziness and fainting. While heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women in America, there are ways we can reduce or eliminate our risk of developing it, such as exercising and eating a healthy diet.
To kick off heart month, the Palm Beach Health Network is celebrating National Wear Red Day on February 3rd, using the hashtag #PBHNGoesRed to raise awareness on heart disease, prevention, and treatment options.
Additionally, the Palm Beach Health Network is offering a series of events and screenings to ensure heart health, here is a list of location, date, and time:
- Free blood pressure screenings every Sunday at the Palm Beach Gardens Green Market, offered by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.
- Hands-only CPR class on Feb 21 hosted at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.
- Jupiter Community Center, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center hosts “Don’t Miss a Beat: Keys to Heart Health” lecture on Feb. 21 from 10am-11am.
- Delray Medical Center on Feb. 23rd from 8am-10am, Heart Matters Screenings.
- Make sure you tune into our hospital’s Facebook pages throughout the month for heart healthy tips and lectures from our cardiologists, cardiovascular and endovascular surgeons.
If you have been diagnosed with a heart condition, our dedicated team of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, techs, respiratory therapists, and support staff is prepared to take care of you. Our network of 6 hospitals has the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast completely covered when it comes to cardiac care. In the last four years, the Palm Beach Health Network has performed over 150,000 heart procedures, including minimally invasive heart procedures that can offer patients a shorter hospital stay, reduced recovery time, and less visible scaring due to smaller incisions.
In North County, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center was the first hospital in the county to perform open-heart surgery nearly 40 years ago and received the 2023 Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award. Good Samaritan Medical Center is a Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure.
In South County, Delray Medical Center has a brand new, state-of-the-art cardiac and electrophysiology suite to treat heart conditions such as coronary artery disease and atrial fibrillation. Delray Medical Center also recently launched its Cardiac Concierge program to treat heart emergencies where our experienced team provides a specialized care plan to quickly identify and care for patients experiencing chest pain and heart failure symptoms.
We also have our youngest cardiac patients covered at St. Mary’s Medical Center and West Boca Medical Center with our multidisciplinary child heart care team of pediatrics who thoroughly assess your kids’ overall health, cardiac problems, and other factors before recommending the most appropriate treatment.
With a full range of cardiac services, when patients come to one of our Palm Beach Health Network hospitals, they can rest assured their heart is in the right place.
About Palm Beach Health Network
The Palm Beach Health Network (PBHN), comprising six hospitals and care centers spanning Palm Beach County, is the largest healthcare network in Palm Beach County. Our hospitals, including Delray Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Palm Beach Children’s Hospital, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center, and West Boca Medical Center, along with a large multi-specialty physician group, various ambulatory surgery centers and outpatient diagnostic facilities, is recognized for providing the highest quality healthcare, combining cutting-edge health services with patient-centric care. With the greatest longevity in the community, along with hospitals and care centers that span the entirety of Palm Beach County, more patients trust PBHN than any other in the region.
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