The Heart Bus stops in La Rochelle, in front of the aquarium, until Friday, October 29 to prevent and detect cardiovascular accidents (stroke) in the most fragile women
57% of stroke victims are women. A figure that has increased markedly in recent years. It is also the leading cause of death in women, ahead of cancer. “The symptoms of a stroke in a woman are more bastard than in men”, confides Christophe Moreau, cardiologist at the hospital of La Rochelle. “There is not necessarily pain in the chest, but it can be a great fatigue, heartburn… You have to look for these symptoms. But also and above all prevention. This is the mission that has set the Heart Bus, created by the Agir pour le cœur des femmes association. For a month, he has been crisscrossing France to do prevention and offer a screening course for women in precarious situations.
Take time for yourself, for her
This Wednesday, October 27, the heart bus stopped for three days on the Esplanade Tabarly opposite the Aquarium of La Rochelle. Already 80 women have registered (1), through social services, to benefit from this screening. “We hope to welcome between 150 and 200 over the three days,” explains Thierry Drhillon, co-founder of the Agir pour le cœur des femmes foundation with Professor Claire Mounier-Vehier. During this screening process, doctors assess their cardiovascular and metabolic risks, if there are addictions. A gynecological interview is also carried out. Depending on the results, they are referred to a doctor. Nutrition advice, to manage stress, etc. is also offered on the stands set up around the bus.
And the women come out with a smile, “happy that we took care of them”. Everything is also planned for them to think of her, including a workshop to occupy the children during the screening. So, ladies, consider taking some time for your health.
(1) Access to the bus is by registration on 05 45 51 53 73 or on site. Open Thursday October 28 and Friday October 29 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.