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Recently, Cardiac Cath Lab nurses, Doreen Cote, Toni Schiller and Phyllis “Flip” Super, provided blood pressure screening and education on heart health to shoppers at Annapolis Westfield Mall.

Participants had their blood pressure taken and learned more about risk factor modification, hypertension and heart health. Each left with a blood pressure tracker card for continued monitoring at home.

Shoppers were taught the early warning signs of a heart attack and the importance of calling 911 for symptoms.  Seventy people took the oath to become Heart Attack Deputies that day, agreeing to activate EMS if they or someone they know experience symptoms of a heart attack — chest discomfort, shortness of breath, shoulder/arm pain and weakness. 

To learn more about becoming a Heart Attack Deputy, visit the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care website.