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Heart Beat a hit with attendees

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On Feb. 9, the Sylvania Campus of Portland Community College hosted its third annual Heart Beat Educational Fair in support of “American Heart Month” – a national designation by the American Heart Association that takes place annually in February.

Le Tran, a first-year dental hygiene student, takes the blood pressure of a “Heart Beat” attendee.

Free and open to the public, Heart Beat attracted hundreds of attendees interested in heart-healthy information. Several of the college’s allied health departments joined forces to celebrate ways to gain and maintain heart health. Attendees were able to take advantage of free blood pressure screenings and fitness technology testing, as well as obtain information about cardiac rehabilitation, the impact of diet and exercise on heart health and smoking cessation.