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Heart Month 2023


February is American Heart Month and Salinas Valley Health wants to make sure you stay active, educated and healthy. Here are our heart-focused events for the month!

FREE virtual Ask the Experts presentation

Lifesaving Cardiac Care in the Cath Lab

Join our experts in our cardiac Catherization Laboratory as they demonstrate lifesaving minimally invasive procedures using our highly advanced technology.

Watch how interventional cardiologist, Richard Gerber, MD, opens clogged arteries by performing a stent procedure on a person suffering a heart attack.

Learn about CardioMEMS, a pressure monitoring system for heart failure patients. Yousef Hindi, MD, will describe how a sensor the size of a paperclip is implanted in an artery which cardiologists then use to monitor a patient’s pulmonary artery pressure.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
6:00pm PST


Richard Gerber, MD
Interventional Cardiologist

Yousef Hindi, MD

Ask The Experts Podcasts

Listen to our experts whenever you want! Salinas Valley Health offers the community free health podcasts. Listen to our board certified cardiologists discuss important heart health topics, surgeries and non-invasive procedures.

Heart Health & Cardiovascular Disease with Dr. Vincent DeFilippi, MD
Thoracic and Abdominal Aneurysms with Dr. Andreas Sakopoulos, MD
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) with Dr. Patrik Zetterlund, MD

Other events and resources

Salinas Valley Health is a leader in heart disease prevention and treatment. Below are a few other heart-focused resources and events available to the community.

Exercise Challenge

Exercise is one of our best tools towards preventing chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and heart disease. Salinas Valley Health invites you to participate in the 2023 Exercise Challenge as a part of Heart Month. Exercise Challenge is an annual, community-wide fitness challenge that encourages participants to achieve 150-minutes or more of aerobic activity each week during the month of February.

More information about this challenge can be found here.

Para leer esta información y aprender más sobre el Desafío de Ejercicio de Salinas Valley Health en español, haga clic aquí.

Walk With A Doc

Salinas Valley Health invites the community to Walk With A Doc. An Salinas Valley Health provider will answer people’s questions during and after the walk on the specific topic. Participants can walk between 1.5- 2 miles. Healthy snacks and health information will be provided to participants.

Join us for the next walk on February 11, 2023 .

Register Here / Registrarse Aquí

To learn more about what the Walk With A Doc program is, click here.

Go Red For Women

Celebrate National Wear Red Day® with Go Red For Women on February 3, 2023 to help fight women’s No. 1 killer—heart disease. Join the movement nationwide and learn how you can honor women by going to

February Red Hat Campaign

Every baby born at Salinas Valley Health Medical Center during the month of February will go home with a hand-made red hat courtesy of our own dedicated hat making volunteers and the American Heart Association Little Hats Big Hearts campaign.

Heart Healthy Menu

Nutrition and healthy eating habits are the cornerstone to a healthy heart. Make healthy eating a priority today and try a new and delicious recipe here.

Mended Hearts

Mended Hearts is the country's longest running peer-to-peer cardiac support group, offering unique physician endorsed support model to help heart patients, families and caregivers. For more information, call (831) 755-0772.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 6pm; Topic: Good Dental Health and the Heart; speaker: Christopher M. Mule, DDS; location: Salinas Valley Health Medical Center, 450 E. Romie Lane, Salinas Downing Resources Center parking structure, conference rooms ABC
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Learn more about our heart care

Salinas Valley Health is a leader in heart disease prevention and treatment. To view a list of the awards we have earned for our cardiac care, click here. Find out more about our physicians and services at