Heart Smart

Events

Stripe Out at SEMO Basketball

Saturday, February 3, 2018
2:00-6:00 p.m.
Show Me Center

Stripe Out the Show Me Center: Odd sections wear RED. Even sections wear BLACK.
3,000 FREE t-shirts for fans seated in the 100-level sections.
Women vs. Austin Peay, tip-off at 2:00 p.m.
Men vs. Austin Peay, tip-off at 4:15 p.m.

Heart Smart Seminar
Expert Panel Discussion About a Condition That Raises The Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Drury Plaza Hotel Conference Center

One in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 has Peripheral Arterial Disease, a condition that raises the risk for heart attack and stroke. Peripheral arterial disease, or P.A.D., develops when your arteries become clogged with plaque that limit blood flow to your legs. Just like clogged arteries in the heart, clogged arteries in the legs mean you are at risk for having a heart attack or stroke. Join us to learn more about this serious condition—the causes, the complications and the advanced treatment options available.

The seminar is FREE, but seating is limited so reserve your seat online by calling 800-800-5123. Refreshments will be served.

SoutheastHEALTH Ambassador Wine and Chocolate

February 9, 2018
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Port Cape Restaurant (upstairs)

In honor of National Heart Month, the SoutheastHEALTH Ambassadors invite you to an exclusive Red Wine and Dark Chocolate Pairing. The antioxidants found in red wine and dark chocolate are considered beneficial to heart health, so what better way to kick off the Ambassadors’ HeartStrong Campaign! HeartStrong provides smoking cessation programs, scales and pedometers to congestive heart failure patients, Automated External Defibrillators, CPR Kits and training, and supports the Mended Hearts program. Have fun and know in your heart that it’s all for a great cause!

KRCU's 4th Annual Valentine's Day Party

Friday, February 9. 2018
6:30-11:00 p.m.
Isle Casino Cape Girardeau

The KRCU Valentine Party is an event held as a fundraiser for KRCU 90.9 FM and 88.9 FM.
The event (6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.) includes a buffet dinner (salad, two entrees, two sides, and a dessert), open bar, music by Diamond Sound, a photo booth and more. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 with dinner starting at 7 p.m. Dancing will start at 8 p.m. Tables reserved in advance will receive preferred seating on a first-come, first-served basis. An open bar is available from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Healthy Cooking Class

Monday, February 19, 2018
6:00-7:15 p.m.
HealthPoint in Cape

“Citrus A-Peel.” This time of year, these nutrition powerhouses are in their prime. There are many ways, both cold and hot to enjoy this sweet and sour group of fruits that come in their own packaging. Come see what they offer for your table?  Find Out More

Heart Saver CPR Certification Class

Thursday, February 15, 2018
6:00-8:00 p.m.
HealthPoint in Jackson

This is an instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the American Heart Association’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills. Find Out More

Heart Walk

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Southeast Missouri State University

We aren't just walking. We're Heartwalking! Thank you for joining nearly 1 million Americans at 305 events across the country to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Screenings

HeartSMART Screening

For a minimal cost of $50, our expert cardiovascular team will determine your risk of heart disease. Your HeartSMART screening will provide you with a clear picture of your cardiovascular health, one that you can share with your doctor to develop a plan that will lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Determining your risk of heart disease will include:

  • EKG - tests for problems with the electrical activity of your heart
  • Blood pressure check
  • Calcium score CT - critical to early detection of heart disease

You’ll also benefit from a risk assessment and education provided by our expert cardiovascular team.

What’s next? Results will be mailed to you and a nurse practitioner will follow-up to answer any questions you may have.

Limited number of screenings available. Please call 1-800-800-5123 to register.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Screening

A serious circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood fl ow to limbs, usually the legs. This causes symptoms such as leg pain when walking.

PAD is also a potential sign of a more widespread accumulation of fatty deposits in the arteries called atherosclerosis. This condition may reduce blood flow to the heart and brain, as well as legs. PAD affects more than 18 million people, most over the age of 50. While serious, this disease is treatable.

The screening test is done on bare hands and feet, looking for pulses in each extremity. It will take approximately 30 minutes and you will leave with the test results and recommendation for follow-up, if needed, in your hands.

*Note: this test method does not apply to people with atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat.

Vascular Screening

Tests available:

  • Stroke / Carotid Artery Test - Ultrasound of the carotid arteries visualizing the build-up of fatty plaque, the number one cause of stroke
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Test - Ultrasound testing for enlargement of the abdominal aorta
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Test - Testing for blockages in the legs

Limited number of screenings available. Please call 1-800-800-5123 to register.