Paris Cardiology Center provides tours to children in huge inflatable heart

The Ameriheart Inflatable Organ
sponsored by
Paris Cardiology Center (Khalid Shafiq M.D.) provided tours during visit at
North Lamar School on May 31st 2013.

Students from Stone Middle School and Everett Elementary School, along with their teachers, took a journey to the center of the heart on Friday, May 31st. .

The inflatable Ameriheart – some 21 x 17 feet tall – beat in Stone Middle School gym for 6 hours as students toured through atriums and ventricles.

It was the first time that Ameriheart exhibit had stopped in Paris, Texas

The children enjoyed and learned a lot about heart disease and it's preventative care from this experience.

"It's like a mini museum right here at our school," said student Parker Freeman.

"This is the coolest thing I have ever seen. You can walk through it," student Julian Tellez said. "It is very eye opening. I did not know your heart took so much care and so much affected it, like even brushing your teeth'.

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in United States.

Paris Cardiology Center (Khalid Shafiq M.D.) sponsored this event to create heart disease awareness in children so they can take preventative measures from early childhood to prevent the onset of this deadly disease.

At the event, staff from Paris Cardiology Center gave tours to students inside the Ameriheart, while presenting posters and models on stents and pacemakers outside the Ameriheart. They also distributed giveaways to create heart health awareness to over a thousand students.

Sayek Shafiq from North Lamar school presented a poster on "Stent as one of the greatest inventions of the 20th Century', and Layla Shafiq also from North Lamar School presented a poster on "The talent of saving lives by saving hearts" at the Ameriheart fair.