Dr. Nasser Lakkis
Ahead of the 2016 NFL Super Bowl, several local agencies led by Harris Health System and Baylor College of Medicine will host an event on Feb. 6 to educate fans on ways to avoid heart attacks resulting from high levels of stress, bad eating and an exciting game.
“Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women,” says Dr. Nasser Lakkis, chief, Cardiology, Harris Health’s Ben Taub Hospital and professor, Baylor College of Medicine. “Our goal is to increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of heart attacks and healthy life style changes that can lower the risk for developing a heart attack.”
The event is Houston’s first Heart Attack Prevention Kickoff from 8 a.m. to noon, Feb. 6, at the McGovern Centennial and Cherie Flores Gardens (Hermann Park), 1500 Herman Drive, Houston, Texas 77004.
Among the varied topics and activities scheduled are:• Super heart cooking demonstration• Screenings: blood pressure and cholesterol check• Risk assessment• Heart healthy exercises• Ask the Experts (individual conversations with expert cardiologists)• Heart healthy breakfasts
The event is sponsored by Ben Taub Hospital’s Cardiology Department at Harris Health System and Baylor College of Medicine and includes partner agencies from the City of Houston, Houston Health Department and Houston Fire Department (EMS).
For more information on the Heart Attack Prevention Kickoff, call 713-873-2085 or visit www.harrishealth.org.