Check Your Heart
Blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, weight, and family history. These are just a few of the things doctors use to identify risk factors for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the country for both men and women. It’s important to get your heart checked — in-person or through virtual visits — to know your risk factors.
Experts from the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute have teamed up with the American Heart Association and the Pittsburgh Penguins® to encourage you to check your heart and keep your health on track.
With digital resources, heart health webinars, and opportunities for virtual consultations with our experts, we hope to provide you with helpful information to keep your heart healthy.
Check Your Heart Webinar Series
Throughout the month of February, experts from the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute are offering a series of free webinars for the community to learn about a variety of heart health subjects. Topics include heart disease risk factors, women's cardiology, vascular disease, and understanding your blood pressure, among others. View the virtual events below and click to register.
Friday, February 26th at 10 a.m.
In this live virtual presentation, UPMC Passavant cardiologist Venmathi Indramohan, MD, will discuss the importance of monitoring heart health in young women. Dr. Indramohan will discuss heart disease risk factors, ways to prevent heart disease, and how to keep your heart healthy, especially if you are thinking about becoming pregnant.
Don't delay care. Schedule an appointment with our experts.
Please Note: This form does not register you for a webinar. Visit the Check Your Heart Webinar Series section to select the topic and click "register now" to reserve your spot.
Heart Health Resources
Whether in-person or virtually, the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute offers heart health awareness, education, and services to help our communities prevent cardiovascular disease. View and download these resources to help keep you and your loved ones healthy.
Why is heart health important?
Heart Health and COVID-19
Dr. Michael Mathier, clinical director of cardiology at the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, discusses the importance of seeking heart care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We know that cardiovascular disease needs to be managed and needs to be managed in an ongoing way. We need to see our patients, we need to make sure that they're on the proper therapy, that their symptoms are under good control, that we're not picking up any evidence that things are becoming unstable."