February is American Heart Month!

Woman with red heart graphicFebruary is American Heart Month! Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and this month is dedicated to raising awareness about this health condition. At Universal Medical Data, we carry a variety of pre-engraved & custom engraved medical ID bracelets, dog tags, and USB drives that can cater to people with these medical issues. Our medical IDs allow medical personnel to quickly identify if you have an implanted defibrillator, pacemaker, or congenital heart problems.

Three main events take place during American Heart Month in which people can participate to help raise awareness and promote heart health and wellness.

February 2 – Wear Red Day

Chances are we all know someone affected by heart disease and cardiovascular conditions. In the United States alone, one out of every four women dies from heart disease. Wear Red Day helps to raise awareness for the thousands of women afflicted by cardiovascular conditions and encourage women to take action in improving/maintaining her heart health.

February 7-14 – Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week is held to promote awareness and education about congenital heart defects. Congenital heart defects, or CHDs, are problems with the structure of the heart developed at birth. CHDs can involve the interior walls, valves, and arteries and veins of the heart and affect about one in every one-hundred newborns every year. If you or your child is affected by CHDs, you can ensure your or their safety with an engraved medical ID from Universal Medical Data. You can even have the pacemaker model number and serial number engraved on your plate or stored safely on our USB drives.

If heart disease impacts you, you can purchase one of our red engraved medical ID bracelets to help raise awareness every day. We have a variety of different band styles that are suitable for both men and women. You can choose one of our pre-engraved items for an implanted defibrillator, pacemaker, blood thinners, Coumadin, and Warfarin or customize your own at Universal Medical Data.

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