May 21, 2014
Media Contact: Alicia Gonzalez (818) 800-3113
INTERACTIVE, WALK-THROUGH INFLATABLE HEART COMES TO GLENDALE
At the Glendale Galleria on June 1
WHAT: The general public is invited to tour the Mega HeartTM, the world’s first inflatable heart designed as an educational, walk-through exhibit that demonstrates the effects of heart disease and ways to prevent and treat it. It will be on display at the Glendale Galleria on Sunday, June 1, from 11 AM to 4 PM. Visitors can tour the giant replica of the life-sustaining human organ. During the tour, they will learn about cardiovascular functions, observe examples or various types of heart disease and read about the latest medical treatments for heart problems. They will also learn about Glendale Adventist Medical Center’s New Heart and Vascular Institute Clinic.
The Mega HeartTM is a 12-foot tall, 21-foot long, 15-foot wide replica of the human heart that provides visitors with a close-up view of healthy and diseased tissue, artificial valves and a stent, as well as the damage caused by a heart attack. Visitors enter the exhibit through the largest vein that feeds the heart, the superior vena cava, and exit through the largest artery that leaves the heart, the aorta.
WHY: Heart disease causes the greatest number of deaths in our society but may be prevented through education and proper diet and exercise.
Cardiologist on staff at Glendale Adventist Medical Center will be on hand throughout the display to answer questions from visitors.
WHERE: Glendale Galleria (Near the JC Penny entrance across the street from the Americana) 100 W Broadway #700, Glendale, CA 91210
TIME: 11 AM – 4 PM
NOTE: The MEGA Heart has been featured on "The Dr. Oz Show" and the "The Doctors" TV Show, among other venues.