Join Up and Walk! AHA Heart Walk

This year, in contrast to years past, LSU Health Sciences Center aims to have a single team for the American Heart Association Heart Walk, which is a 1.8 mile walk scheduled for 8 am on November 17th at LaSalle Park in Metairie.  Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men and women in America and has a higher-than-average incidence in south Louisiana; each year, ~600,000 Americans die of heart disease, with an average of one death every 38 seconds.  LSUHSC’s Cardiovascular Center of Excellence is at the forefront of research and discovery of treatments for cardiac disease and is supported through grants from the American Heart Association, amongst others.

Our aim is to highlight the good work we do at LSUHSC for cardiovascular care.  Knowing that heart disease is something with which many of our colleagues will have personal or family experience, we are confident that a strong LSUHSC presence will underscore our passion and commitment to the care of patients with these diseases. Moreover, we believe that excellence in cardiac care is best achieved through a collaborative effort, requiring the dedication of members from all of our schools. We seek to mirror this interprofessional approach to patient care through a solitary, united team at this year’s event.

Please use the link below to sign up, and feel free to share this link with others in your professional and personal network to solicit team members.  No donation is necessary (or expected) but we are hoping to have a strong LSUHSC presence.

http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=3688&pg=team&team_id=404496 . Once you are on the page, click Join this Team on the left.

Questions about the event can be directed to Drs. Bradley Spieler, Suresh Alahari, Dan Kapusta, or Zee Ali.

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