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Fallen Piano Emphasizes Heart Disease Risks at UPMC Screenings

Odds of Dying from Falling Piano: 1 in 250 Million; Odds of Dying from Heart Disease: 1 in 3

 WHAT: UPMC’s Heart and Vascular Institute and the American Heart Association will offer free heart screenings, including blood pressure and cholesterol testing, in recognition of Heart Month and National Wear Red Day. The screening event at One Oxford Centre features a 6 x 7 foot “fallen piano” to demonstrate the likelihood of developing heart disease compared with the unlikely scenario of being hit by a falling piano.
 
Cardiologists from the UPMC Heart and Vascular institute will be available to answer questions.

National Wear Red Day was created by the American Heart Association to increase awareness about heart disease as the No. 1 killer of women. Healthy cooking demonstrations will be included at some events. Visit UPMC.com/CheckYourHeart for information about specific activities at each location.
 
WHO: Open to the public
 
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
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 cardiovascular disease. 
 
WHERE: One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (Downtown Pittsburgh)
 

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