THI Unites During Heart Month to Educate Houstonians and Beyond

Heart Month 2018

During American Heart Month, Texas Heart Institute held 21 events and hosted over 1,500 guests and visitors. The events aimed to educate the community about the importance of heart health and highlight the Institute’s most current, critical work. THI kicked off Heart Month with several Go Red Day events across the city.

None of this would have been possible without the support of THI team members from every research and education department and many volunteers. Thank you to everyone who helped make these and other Heart Month events a huge success!

American Heart Month, is a federally designated event, and organizations from cost to coast unite to remind us all to focus on our hearts and encourage our families, friends and communities to get involved.

The first American Heart Month took place in February 1964 after a Proclamation by President Lyndon B. Johnson on December 30, 1963 — a year after THI was founded.

Since then, our President must issue a proclamation every year designating February as American Heart Month.

Although American Heart Month is a federally designated month in the United States, heart and vascular disease knows no borders. It kills more women and men around the globe than any other disease.

Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading global cause of death with more than 17.9 million deaths each year.

Since 80% of heart disease is preventable, we must work together to change these grim
statistics!