Published: Feb 07, 2014 6:09 AM EST
Updated: Feb 07, 2014 8:27 AM EST

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. –The Southwest Florida Heart Center at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte (formerly Peace River Regional Medical Center) will host a ‘Putting Hearts Front and Center’ event featuring the MEGA Heart, the world's only inflatable, walk through heart exhibit.

The MEGA Heart provides visitors with a highly interactive educational experience about America's number one killer: heart disease. Visitors can step inside the human heart, learn about cardiovascular functions, observe examples of various types of heart disease, and see displays explaining some of the latest medical treatments for heart problems.

Friday, February 7, 2014, from 9am-5pm, visitors can tour the MEGA heart for free and learn about the human heart, cardiovascular functions and the various types of heart disease. There will be medical screenings too.

Bayfront is located at 2500 Harbor Boulevard, Port Charlotte.

To learn more about this and other events and activities planned during February at Bayfront Health, visit or call 941-637-2497.