A matter of the heart

The number is frightening: around 35,000 people in Bavaria suffer a heart attack every year. With the “Hand on the heart” campaign, the Bavarian Ministry of Health wants to draw attention to heart diseases and their prevention and treatment. An information day on the subject will be held on Saturday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Schrannenplatz in downtown Erding. Visitors can, among other things, ask doctors or health insurance companies at the stands, walk through a walk-in heart model or inspect an ambulance.

As part of the “Hand on the heart” campaign, the Erding health department, the health region plus and the Klinikum Landkreis Erding , together with external actors, organized a day all about heart health, the district office informs in a press release. There’s a lot to do: the hospital’s heart specialists will be available at an information stand to answer any questions you may have, and a short film about a typical heart catheter examination will also be shown. In the neighboring teddy clinic, prospective doctors from the age of four can examine and treat the stuffed animals they have brought with them under expert guidance. There is also a large, walk-in heart model on the site, where you can see how the heart works and have it explained in more detail.

The health department in Erding will be on site with advice on nutrition and exercise, tasting at the pleasure island and a prize campaign. The BRK youth invites you to visit an ambulance. Right next door, visitors can find out how best to act in an emergency. Anyone can try the defibrillator under expert guidance. In addition, the AOK health fund, the German Heart Foundation, the Office for Nutrition, Agriculture and Forestry and the SpVgg Altenerding heart sports group will be on site with activities.

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