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UPMC Hosts Cardiovascular Screenings for National Wear Red Day

WHAT: UPMC’s Heart and Vascular Institute and the American Heart Association will offer free heart screenings, including blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol and blood glucose testing, at various locations in recognition of National Wear Red Day to raise awareness in the fight against heart disease in women.
 
WHO: Open to the public
 
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 7; see below for times
 
WHERE: UPMC events are planned at a variety of locations throughout the area
 
WHY: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among women in the U.S., and more than one in three female adults has some form of heart disease. Cardiovascular disease comprises a variety of conditions, including heart attacks, stroke, abnormal heart rhythms known as arrhythmias, and heart valve problems.
 

Locations:

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Lobby, Auditorium, Zero Level

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Men and women are invited to receive a free cardiovascular screening, including blood pressure, body mass index, total cholesterol (LDL, HDL and triglycerides) and blood glucose. Experts will be available to answer health questions. Refreshments, giveaways and prizes will be featured at this event.

UPMC Altoona, Atrium, Station Medical Center Lobby, Education and Finance Building, Trzeciak Conference Suite

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Go Red Heart Health information booklets, red dress pins, risk factor guidelines, heart-healthy recipes and free blood pressure screenings will be provided. In addition, heart-healthy menu items and desserts will be featured in the cafeteria.

UPMC St. Margaret, Entrance B lobby

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  •  Go Red Heart Health information booklets, red dress pins, risk factor guidelines, heart-healthy recipes and free blood pressure screenings will be provided. In addition, heart-healthy menu items and desserts will be featured in the cafeteria.

​8th annual UPMC Hamot Women’s Heart and Health Awareness Expo

 

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