World Heart Day 2017 Healty Heart Check & Talk

World Heart Day 2017 Healty Heart Check & Talk

International Society of Cardiomyopathies, Myocarditis and Heart Failure

The International Society of Cardiomyopathies, Myocarditis and Heart Failure co-hosted a series of events in Osaka, Tokyo, and Kyoto, including heart health check-up events and a symposium focused on NCDs. More than 500 people participated in these events and lectures in the three cities. Heart Health events and classes were led by prominent physicians to ensure the public received accurate information about heart health and healthy eating. Health consultations with a doctor provided a one-to-one opportunity for participants to speak with a volunteer doctor about their health concerns. Interactive exhibits such as “Learn Your Heart Age”, “Let’s See Your Health Level”, and “Stop Smoking to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease” drew significant attention from visitors. Yoga classes were held during the Osaka event, which helped participants realise the importance of exercise for heart health. In conjunction with the health check-up events, Kyoto also held a symposium on NCDs focusing on the current NCD situation in Japan.