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A Heartbeat Away from Heart Expo

Individuals who are interested in learning about heart disease prevention and management are encouraged to register for Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (FHZ) free MEGA Heart Expo from 8 am to 12:30 pm on Thursday, February 16, at the East Pasco Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7333 Dairy Road, Zephyrhills. Doors open at 8 am and light refreshments will be provided.

According to FHZ, this is the largest heart education program that it will offer in 2017.  Besides a heart health fair, attendees can participate in complimentary screenings consisting of blood pressure checks; a complete lipid profile to determine one’s cholesterol; leg and vein screenings; and EKGs. One must schedule an EKG appointment when making their Expo reservation.    

Additionally, six cardiologists will give presentations with time for questions on heart disease prevention; atrial fibrillation; congestive heart failure; sleep apnea and its effect on the heart; coronary and peripheral artery disease; and venous disease. 

The MEGA Heart will also be on display and attendees are encouraged to take a guided tour of the world’s only portable, inflatable, walk-though heart exhibit. The MEGA Heart is 26 feet long, 16 feet wide and 13 feet high. Visitors enter through the largest vein that feeds the heart, called the superior vena cava, and exit through the aorta, the largest artery that leaves the heart.

Reservations for the Expo are required by calling (877) 534-3108.

About Florida Hospital Zephyrhills

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is a 149-bed regional medical center located in East Pasco County.  It is a member of the Florida Hospital network of Adventist Health System, one of the largest health care providers in the state of Florida.  Florida Hospital Zephyrhills has been nationally recognized by the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, The Joint Commission, and HealthGrades for providing quality patient care with emphasis on safety and patient outcomes. The award-winning Heart Institute is recognized for the treatment of coronary intervention, heart failure, chest pain, open heart surgery, and electrophysiology procedures and has received the Gold Plus Award for heart failure from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. The hospital offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient surgical offerings including orthopedic services such as hip and knee replacement and MAKOplasty® robotic partial knee replacement. The Women’s Health Center offers services for women including gynecology, urology and pelvic floor health, labor and delivery through The Baby Place®, and breast care through the Simpson Breast Health Center. The hospital also offers 24/7 emergency services including a “fast track” option, imaging services, and the Center for Wound Healing. Visit FHZeph.org for more information.