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1st Walk with a Doc of 2017


Walk with a Doc Event

Hosmane Cardiology had the 1st Walk with a Doc (WWAD) event of 2017 on May 25 for stroke awareness month. We walked 1.3 miles and 3400 steps to decrease our stroke risk.

Thanks to AliveCor for sponsoring our walk and bringing their health care technology ————Blood pressure cuffs and personal EKG monitors that automatically upload to our online portal!   This allows Hosmane Cardiology to remotely monitor our clients (See how it works below or come into the office for a demonstration). The Alivecor telemetry monitors are a great tool for screening for abnormal heart rhythms and to help us titrate your medical therapy.

SEE HOW ALIVECOR WORKS

These devices help treat and screen for hypertension and for atrial fibrillation both of which cause strokes.
Other risk factors for stroke include: Tobacco Use, Diabetes, Unhealthy diet, Lack of Exercise, Obesity, and High cholesterol.

780,000 strokes occur in the USA per year.
We ask that you and your loved ones remember the acronym FAST (from the American Heart Association)

F = Facial asymmetry

A = arm weakness

S = speech difficulty

T = Time to call 911  (Call 911 and don’t try to drive. Your EMS crew will know the closest stroke center which will give you the highest chance of survival and recovery)

Download a FAST Poster from American Heart Association.

Please discuss with your healthcare provider regarding screening for your risk factors for stroke.

Thank you again to everyone that came out.

walk team

Be Safe and Keep Walking
Dr H.

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