SFLHCC hosts “Fashionable Red” to draw attention on heart health

DORAL, FL – The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFLHCC) hosts the 13th Annual “Fashionable Red” Heart Disease Awareness Luncheon and Panel Discussion with a Dazzling Designer Fashion Show.

In a prominent event aimed at raising awareness about heart health, SFLHCC, led by its President/CEO Liliam Lopez, featured a distinguished panel of healthcare professionals moderated by the award-winning journalist and television personality, Ileana Bravo.

The panel included:

  • Danay Rodriguez-Arritola, MBA, DNP, APRN, A-GNP, MSN, BSN

Chief Nursing Officer, VP Patient Clinical Services, Larkin Community Hospital

  • Joseph Lamelas, M.D.

Chief of Cardiac Surgery, UHealth

  • Hernando Torres-Ortiz, M.D.

Cardiologist, Mount Sinai Medical Center

  • Pedro Martinez-Clark, M.D.

Interventional Cardiologist, HCA Florida Mercy Hospital and Founder of Amavita Heart and Vascular Health

The discussion delved into crucial topics:

  1. Education is Key: Understanding cardiac anatomy and functions is essential for adopting healthy habits and making informed decisions about heart care.
  2. Preventive Medicine is Vital: Embracing a preventive approach involves leading a healthy lifestyle, undergoing regular checkups, and managing risk factors such as blood pressure and cholesterol to avoid developing heart problems.
  3. Work-Life Balance: Maintaining a proper balance reduces stress, which can negatively impact the heart. In addition, time management and attention to emotional health are crucial aspects of keeping a healthy heart.
  4. Exercise: Regular physical activity strengthens the heart, improves circulation, and helps maintain a healthy weight. This includes cardiovascular and resistance exercises that contribute to overall heart well-being.

Furthermore, “Fashionable Red” was highlighted by a Dazzling Designer Fashion Show, featuring creations from Valentino, Jimmy Choo, Herve Leger, Bloomingdale’s LANVIN, St John, Balmain, and Etro, presented by THE COLONNADE OUTLETS AT SAWGRASS MILLS.

The fusion of fashion and cardiovascular health awareness added a unique touch to the day, allowing participants to enjoy a complete experience while advocating for heart health.

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