Cardiovascular diseases, talking about them in a fun way to better detect them

Enter a giant artery to see what it feels like when it’s blocked. – PHOTO CHRISTOPHE LEFEBVRE

Hugo Gilardi, the director general of the Hauts-de-France Regional Health Agency, who plays rugby on the Place d’Armes with Nicolas Salvi, the director of the Valenciennes hospital center, but also Jacques Franzoni, the president of the territorial professional health community (CTPS) of Grand-Valenciennes and Valérie Létard, departmental advisor, the image is not banal. It happened this Saturday morning on the Place d’Armes, in Valenciennes.

A little healthy sports session with rugby here. – Photo CHRISTOPHE LEFEBVRE
A little healthy sports session with rugby here.
A little healthy sports session with rugby here. – Photo CHRISTOPHE LEFEBVRE
A little healthy sports session with rugby here.
A little healthy sports session with rugby here. – Photo CHRISTOPHE LEFEBVRE
A little healthy sports session with rugby here.
A little healthy sports session with rugby here. – Photo CHRISTOPHE LEFEBVRE
Enter a giant artery to see what it feels like when it's blocked.
Enter a giant artery to see what it feels like when it’s blocked. – Photo CHRISTOPHE LEFEBVRE
Enter a giant artery to see what it feels like when it's blocked.
Enter a giant artery to see what it feels like when it’s blocked. – Photo CHRISTOPHE LEFEBVRE
Cycling for a good cause. In this case, operate a blender and make a smoothie.
Cycling for a good cause. In this case, operate a blender and make a smoothie. – Photo CHRISTOPHE LEFEBVRE
Performing a cardiac massage can be learned. The SMUR teams from Valenciennes introduced the visitors.
Performing a cardiac massage can be learned. The SMUR teams from Valenciennes introduced the visitors. – Photo CHRISTOPHE LEFEBVRE
Fun activities but also stands to raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases.
Fun activities but also stands to raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases. – Photo CHRISTOPHE LEFEBVRE
In particular, it was possible to have your blood pressure checked.
In particular, it was possible to have your blood pressure checked. – Photo CHRISTOPHE LEFEBVRE

Health actors and politicians have set an example by practicing healthy sports. They were also able to try cycling, which allows them to start a blender and therefore make a tasty smoothie (a healthy and balanced drink).

Prevention rather than cure

The most curious entered the artery installed in the middle of the stands. Once inside, we notice a blister, an atherosclerotic plaque which blocks it and can cause health problems. To prevent it from getting clogged, there are solutions, including sport and a healthy diet. If it is blocked, you sometimes have to go through surgery and vascular surgeons were there to talk about it.

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