The Strong Heart Foundation provides monitoring equipment and training to Barbershops which allow them to screen their customers for Hypertension and Atrial Fibrillation. These diseases, which are often without symptoms, claim millions of lives every year and destroy families with their debilitating effects.
Hypertension is an elevation in blood pressure. It is a disease that has no symptoms while slowly causing damage to the heart and blood vessels, often leading to heart failure, heart attacks and stroke.
Atrial fibrillation is an abnormal and irregular rhythm of the heart. It is a disease that can also occur without the persons knowledge. Untreated, Atrial Fibrillation is responsible for a higher incidence of stroke and heart failure than occurs when a person has a regular rhythm.
The relaxing and safe environment of a Barber Shop is the perfect place to screen for these problems. If you are Boynton Beach barber, please contact us to receive a free blood pressure and heart rate monitor, training on how to use them and customer educational and resource materials.
If you are a healthcare practitioner anywhere in the world, contact us to learn more about how to set up a Blood Pressure and Heart Rhythm screening program in your area. It is easier than you think and can have a positive effect upon a great number of people.
Millions of dollars in unused supplies and equipment are thrown away by hospitals every year. If you are a hospital employee and have unused products, please contact us to make a tax deductible donation and have these items put to use in needed locations within the United States and throughout the world.