Calais: most popular operation to take care of women’s health

The Heart Bus has been stopping in Calais since Tuesday to look for women for three days. Aim: To assess cardiovascular health and risk factors.

Operation Punch, or rather Crush at Forum Gambetta. For three days is Calais the city of the tenth stage of the Bus du Coeura screening measure aimed at women, mainly women who are far from the care pathway or in a vulnerable situation.

Surprising picture, the Heart Bus took place in the center of the Forum Gambetta.

Yesterday, seventy people had an appointment to assess her cardiovascular health and risk factors. Operations will continue on Wednesday and Thursday. Registration is still possible. How is the screening done? We followed in the footsteps of Angélique, Annie and the women who came Give an hour fifteen of their health.

Locations

In the lobby of Forum Gambetta, the municipal health service welcomes the participants.
In the lobby of Forum Gambetta, the municipal health service welcomes the participants.

In the entrance hall, a team from the municipal health service welcomes people to hand them a screening booklet. Then head to the Gambetta Forum room, where the Bus du Coeur and the Health Village took place. First meeting with Odile, a retired liberal nurse, for blood pressure test.

Blood pressure measurement at the start of the screening.
Blood pressure measurement at the start of the screening.

In one of the boxes, a doctor then carries out an initial cardiovascular screening using a questionnaire: heredity, stress, physical inactivity, diet, history, symptoms, etc.

“I am there for my children, for them I have to take care of my health”

A short wait then at the foot of the Bus du Coeur in a flashy pink color and flocked with portraits of women. Chairs are set up to wait. The opportunity to talk to some women who came to test. ” It was my health mediator who advised me to comeexplains Angelique, 43 years old. I have several illnesses, I have three children. I am here for them, I have to take care of my health for them. Annie, 75, was encouraged by her husband to take part in the campaign.

Claire Mounier-Véhier in the Bus du Coeur alongside the hospital center staff mobilized for the operation.
Claire Mounier-Véhier in the Bus du Coeur alongside the hospital center staff mobilized for the operation.

You will then be invited to board the bus, which will be converted into a doctor’s office. Nurses at Calais Hospital Center weigh, measure patients, perform services an assay for screening for diabetes or cholesterol.

Participants were screened for diabetes and cholesterol.
Participants were screened for diabetes and cholesterol.

Two interviews follow: one on addiction detection, the other on gynecological aftercare. When leaving the bus, a clinical examination is carried out by an angiologist (vascular doctor). Then return to the input field for the results of the examinations performed and the recommendations for medical follow-up. The route ends at the Calais Hospital Center stand, which will take care of booking appointments directly.

We find Angelique there: I don’t regret coming here. I go out with five appointments: gynecologist, ENT, ophthalmologist, cardiologist and endocrinologist. I wouldn’t have taken them without coming here. »

The health village then welcomes participants to raise awareness. All received a blood pressure monitor as a gift before departure.

This Wednesday and Thursday from 9am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 5pm at Forum Gambetta. For all information and registrations, call 06 75 68 42 94. >> Find all our articles, advice and practical information to be a player in your health every day in our Health and Wellbeing tab.

One of the priorities of the local health contract in Calais

The Heart Bus is an action of the Agir pour le coeur des femmes Foundation, created by the cardiologist Claire Mounier-Véhier from Lille and the former manager Thierry Drilhon. The bus will travel through 20 cities in France in 2022.” The aim is to save the lives of 10,000 women in five years. Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death among women in France, killing 200 French women every day. ‘ explains Thierry Drilhon. ” Nevertheless, cardiovascular disease is preventable in 8 out of 10 cases with screening and appropriate treatment. », emphasizes Claire Mounier-Véhier.

In Calais, as everywhere in France, the Agir pour le cœur des femmes foundation is set up local partnerships – City of Calais, Hospital Center and Heart and Health Club and 17 Associated Partners over three days at the Gambetta Forum – so that prevention continues in those examined. This is also one of the priorities of the local health contract for 2020-2023: to provide access to prevention and care for the most disadvantaged. Suffice it to say that the use of the Herzbus makes sense in Calais, where rates of cardiovascular disease are well above the regional average and even the national average.

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