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Vascular and Heart Disease Awareness

As a leading clinical research and educational resource center on heart and vascular health, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is proud to be an active partner in the Winston-Salem community. Our team of experts actively participates in outreach events and community-based projects to improve care. We also share information about innovative care and treatments with other health care providers through continuing medical education programming.

Learn more about our vascular and heart disease awareness projects and events: 

Tanglewood Heart and Stroke Walk 

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is one of more than 100 organizations taking a stand against heart disease and stroke in the Winston-Salem area. Each year, more than 4,000 people, including multiple teams from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, participate in non-competitive one- and four-mile walks to help raise heart disease awareness and donations. 

Money raised supports the American Heart Association’s clinical, education and research programs in Forsyth County and nationwide. Check back to see how you can help by supporting one of our teams. 

Tanglewood Heart and Stroke Walk 

October 25, 2014 
Concert Shell at Tanglewood Park 
4061 Clemmons Road 
Clemmons, NC 

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Regional Approach to Cardiovascular Emergencies (RACE) at Wake Forest 

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a proud participant in the Regional Approach to Cardiovascular Emergencies (RACE). This statewide study and initiative on treating heart attack patients has successfully reduced the time it takes to unblock coronary arteries in people having a heart attack. 

The goals of RACE include: 

  • Obtaining a thorough read of electrical heart activity (electrocardiogram or EKG) within 10 minutes of a patient’s arrival to the Emergency Department 
  • Restoring blood flow to blocked arteries through angioplasty & stenting or medications (thrombolytics) 
  • Immediate deployment of Air Care emergency transport helicopters when appropriate 

RACE is also starting a statewide focus on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (RACE-CARS). The mission of this project is to increase the survival rate of cardiac arrest victims by 50 percent within five years.

For more information, contact: 

  • Amy Craver, BSRS RT(R)(CT)(MR), Heart and Vascular Center Outreach/RACE Coordinator 336-713-6446 
  • PAL HeartLine: 336-716-7370 or 1-866-996-7370 

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Annual Heart Health Screening Day at Wake Forest 

The Heart and Vascular Clinic’s medical professionals provide free heart health screenings. Heart  screenings are available to individuals who have not undergone screenings in the past 12 months. We screen for: 

  • Blood pressure 
  • Blood glucose 
  • Cholesterol 
  • Peripheral artery disease 

Other activities include: 

  • Display of a Wake Forest Baptist Air Care emergency transport helicopter and the Brenner Children’s Hospital Neonatal Critical Care Ambulance
  • A chance to meet and take photos with members of the Wake Forest University football team 

This event is free to the public. However, appointments for heart screenings are required. Call 336-716-9253 for more information.

Annual Heart Screening Day 
February 2015 
Jerry Long YMCA in Clemmons 
1150 S. Peace Haven Road 
Clemmons, NC 

You do not have to be a member of the YMCA to participate. 

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Contact Wake Forest Baptist  

Request an appointment online. Or, for more information about heart disease awareness or vascular and heart screenings, please call: 

  • 336-716-WAKE or 
  • 888-716-WAKE (toll-free) 


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Toll-free 888-716-WAKE

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