Forlì participated in the campaign promoted by the Emilia-Romagna Region to inform citizens about the risks of cardiovascular diseases and to prevent and reduce damage. At the heart of the program, a day of screening and free consultations for risk assessment in real mobile clinics. Despite the adverse weather conditions, over 160 people underwent a check-up in the mobile clinic set up in Piazza Saffi.
From 10 am to 6 pm in the truck truck in Piazza Saffi, a team of health professionals dedicated themselves to three different types of free check-ups: determination of the lipid and carbohydrate structure, with a sample of a drop of capillary blood; detection of the main vital parameters, such as blood pressure and body mass index (Bmi); screening for asymptomatic atrial fibrillation.
Operators of the Department of Public Health and of the Ser.T., with the support of the realities of the third sector, will provide information on correct lifestyles (physical activity, healthy eating and smoking cessation). Cardiopulmonary resuscitation instructors certified by the American Heart Association will give lessons on the use of the defibrillator. Healthcare professionals and volunteers from the Forlivese Cardiological Association will provide advice on the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and will screen for peripheral vasculopathy by measuring the ankle-arm pressure ABI.
The regional councilor Raffaele Donini visited the mobile clinic and the stands and attended the demonstration of the Viva Forlì Group for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Gian Luca Zattini, mayor of Forlì, also participated in the initiative; Paolo Masperi, hospital director of Forlì; Nicoletta Bertozzi, director of Hygiene and Public Health Forlì-Cesena; Andrea Galeotti, director of the Nursing and Technical Service of Forlì; Marcello Galvani, director of the Cardiology of Forlì; Fabio Tarantino, Head of Hemodynamics Forlì; Giulia Franzoso, from Sports Medicine; Paola Scarpellini, referent for Health Promotion Forlì – Ravenna; Edoardo Polidori, director of Pathological Addictions Forli – Rimini; and Elena Vetri, of the health management of the “Morgagni-Pierantoni” hospital in Forlì
Vetri previewed the project “A dog is good for the heart”. Hundreds of people approached for visits and information, including the stands set up in the square by Sert and by the public hygiene of Forlì, by the Viva Group and by the Forlì Cardiological Association, which organized two gymnastic demonstrations with Dr. Febo Tittarelli , as part of the motor activity project “Lifestyles – Adapted physical exercise” in collaboration with the Punto Fit sports club. In the afternoon there were also two walks open to citizens: a cultural walk, with an expert guide from Confguide for the historical monuments of the city and a sports walk, up to the urban park, accompanied by their dogs on a leash, with the aid of the Local Police.