Heart Month at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center 2023

At the University of Michigan Health Frankel Cardiovascular Center, every month is Heart Month. But during National Heart Month — February of each year — we take time to raise awareness about preventing the leading cause of death for both men and women and to tell you about our research into innovative new treatments to help our patients live their best lives.

Featured Heart Month Resources

Heart Month on the Michigan Health Blog

Visit the Michigan Medicine Health Lab throughout February (and beyond!) to read helpful heart info and to meet those who are fighting heart disease up close and personal. Topics this month include mechanical heart valves, non-cardiac chest pain, activity trackers and Afib, and a very inspiring video about our female Heart Heroes who shined in the “Women Run the D” race in Detroit.

Virtual Wellness Day Promotion

Our Registered Dieticians have put together a Virtual Wellness Day for Heart Month.

When: Thursday, February 9; 10 am – 4 pm

How: Link to register coming soon

Sessions include:

  • Plant-based menu planning
  • Heart healthy cooking demo
  • Low sodium nutrition
  • Mindfulness, The Power Within
  • Exercise 101 & chair cycle


February 13 at 12:00 PM 

A panel of University of Michigan Health experts, including cardiologist Nicole Bhave, M.D., psychiatrist Michelle Bonita Riba, M.D. and psychologist Leah Richmond-Rakerd, M.D. will discuss the prevalence of depression and burnout and the ways in which they are linked to cardiovascular health.

February 23 at 12:00 PM

A panel of University of Michigan Health experts, including cardiologists Monica Colvin, M.D. and Eric Brandt, M.D., and addiction expert and psychiatrist, Jonathan Morrow, M.D., Ph.D. will discuss how the use of cannabis and alcohol can be linked to cardiovascular health.

Follow Your Heart to Better Health T-Shirts

Support the Frankel Cardiovascular Center Collaborative Programs Fund with your purchase of our limited-edition Heart Month t-shirt on sale now.

Heart Heroes #UMHeartHeroes

Throughout the month of February, we want to recognize Heart Heroes of all kinds. A Heart Hero is:

  • Anyone fighting against cardiovascular disease; a survivor or caregiver
  • Those supporting disease prevention, education and research
  • Dedicated cardiovascular health care professionals