The heart is an anatomical marvel. It's an electrical and plumbing wonder that pumps life-giving blood to our bodies.

Some parts of the heart include the superior vena cava, atriums, ventricles, and aorta. Do you know specifically where these are located in your heart? When cardiologists place stents in the heart, where do those commonly go?

The answers to those questions could be made quite clear if you were to miniaturize yourself and navigate through a human heart.

St. Luke's Health Memorial in Lufkin and the Heart Institute of East Texas will be hosting its Mega Heart Fair on Friday, February 24 from 10 am - 4 pm at the Pitser Garrison Civic Center in Lufkin. At this event, they will not make your microscopically small, but they will have a massive inflatable heart that you can walk through and identify and answer the questions posed earlier.

Cady Dorman/Love Lufkin
Cady Dorman/Love Lufkin

This 'Mega-Heart' will be the centerpiece of the fair, but there will be many other features that are designed to educate you and lead you toward a heart-healthy lifestyle.

There will be numerous free screenings including

  • blood pressure
  • stroke risk
  • heart disease
  • EKG testing
  • diabetes
  • blood sugar tests

You will have access to the area's leading cardiologists, heart surgeons, and many other medical professionals. You'll also be able to see the latest in cardiac procedures and technology.

Plus, there will be numerous giveaways. This includes free totes that include a pedometer and medication organizer. The grand prize is a smartwatch that has the capability to monitor your heart rhythm.

The event is free to attend and all ages are welcome.

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