Heart Month at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center 2024

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.


  • Pregnancy and Heart Health
    On Tuesday, February 27, 2024, a panel of University of Michigan Health experts, including Timothy Cotts, M.D., a cardiologist who specializes in adult congenital heart disease, and Elizabeth Langen, M.D., a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and the maternal-fetal medicine director of the cardio-obstetrics program, discussed pregnancy and heart health. Topics included protecting your heart when trying to get pregnant, getting pregnant when you have a heart disease, transplant or congenital heart disease, and heart health postpartum. Watch the livestream here

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

Heart Month Zoom Background

Show your support for cardiovascular health all month long by using the Frankel Cardiovascular Center’s Heart Month Zoom background.