Saturday marked the second annual Love Your Heart Day at Baton Rouge General.
Is cardiovascular team gave comprehensive heart screenings which included cholesterol, blood pressure nd even EKG testing for patients. Darrin Breaux, an interventional cardiologist, said these tests can help so many patients know there risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
“We want patients to have an awareness of cardiovascular disease being very common,” said Breaux “We want them to have an awareness also of what thing that might out them at risk as individuals and identifying those risks that prompts conversation about how do you manage those risk factors to prevent problems in the future.”
Even though the Love Your Heart event only happens once a year, there are community meetings every month, where patients can asks doctors anything pertaining to their health.