Netflix Actor Michael Tourek from Greensboro Stars in Heart Attack Warning Sign PSA
Greensboro, N.C- From the Netflix hit Ozark actor Michael Tourek recently stared in a PSA for the American Heart Association. The message of the PSA was focused on heart and stroke warning signs. The video can be found on the Triad American Heart Association Facebook page.
Michael Tourek will be on-site for autographs at the Guilford Heart & Stroke Walk on May 19
Heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. and stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the nation and a leading cause of permanent disability. We lose one out of every three Americans to cardiovascular disease. Heart Disease deaths can be prevented by learning the warning signs of heart and stroke which include tightness in your chest, nausea, and lightheadedness. In the PSA Tourek mentions the main symptoms and what to do if you start to experience them. The video was shot at Oak Hollow Lake in High Point, by HPU student and American Heart Association Intern Stephanie Goodrich.
(Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vg9jjdXKY0k)
The video hit home for Tourek as he has lost some of his own family members to heart disease. “Heart disease has taken both my maternal and paternal grandfathers from us, stealing precious years we could have shared together,” says Tourek “The more people are aware of the warning signs of a heart attack, the more memories can make families together.” He reflects on his loss of family members in the video and encourages people to become more aware of the signs for themselves and their loved one.
Tourek is no stranger to being behind the camera. Acting since his childhood Tourek has starred in many hit shows including Ozark and Under the Dome. He has also starred in movies including Citizens Ruth, The Producers, and Office Christmas Party.
Tourek will also be attending the Greater Guilford Heart & Stroke walk on Saturday, May 19 where he will be doing a meet and greet and signing autographs.
Heart healthy lifestyle changes, such as walking, can help to prevent heart disease. For more information on the Greater Guilford Heart and Stroke Walk or to make a donation, visit www.guilfordheartwalk.org
About the American Heart Association – The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.