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​Check Your Heart: UPMC Hosts Events and Screenings for Heart Month

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2/3/2016

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PITTSBURGH, Feb. 3, 2016 – The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, in partnership with the American Heart Association, will offer a variety of screenings and events throughout the month of February in recognition of Heart Month and National Wear Red Day. All events aim to raise awareness for the fight against cardiovascular disease in women.
 
As the leading cause of death among women in the United States, cardiovascular disease is responsible for the deaths of 400,000 women annually. Heart attacks, stroke, arrhythmias and heart valve problems are just some of the many conditions that compose cardiovascular disease. While one-third of women’s deaths each year are caused by cardiovascular disease, 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented through proper education and lifestyle changes.
 
For more information about UPMC’s efforts to treat and end heart disease, visit www.upmc.com/CheckYourHeart.

 
EVENT INFORMATION:
 
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5
National Wear Red Day Go Red for Women Screening: Blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol, blood glucose and Ask the Expert
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5
Screening: Blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose
UPMC St. Margaret, 815 Freeport Rd., Pittsburgh, 15215
 
11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5
10th Annual UPMC Hamot Women’s Heart and Health Awareness Expo
Ambassador Center, 7794 Peach St., Erie, Pa., 16509
 
2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6
Go Red Total Makeover, including blood pressure screening and Ask the Expert

7 to 10 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8
Check Your Heart Night at the Pittsburgh Penguins game
Consol Energy Center

9 to 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 14
Screening: Blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose and Ask the Expert
Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, 271 Paulson Ave., Pittsburgh, 15206

10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16
“Does Your Heart Hurt?” — A presentation covering the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments for heart disease. Call 412-856-7285 for reservations.
Monroeville Senior Center, 6000 Gateway Campus Blvd., Monroeville, Pa., 15146

1 to 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26
“Are You at Risk? The Surprising Link Between Heart Disease and Stroke” — A presentation covering the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments for heart disease. Call 724-733-9494 x529 for reservations.
Redstone Highlands Communities, 4951 Cline Hollow Rd., Murrysville, Pa., 15668
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