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Check Your Heart​

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. But it’s preventable. And once you know your risk for heart disease, you can help manage it.

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute has teamed up with the American Heart Association and the Pittsburgh Penguins® to encourage you to Check Your Heart!

Heart and Vascular Institute Webinar Series

Access our library of free, recorded webinars featuring experts from the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute.

Topics include:

  • Heart disease risk factors
  • Women’s cardiology
  • Vascular disease
  • Understanding your blood pressure

Check out our webinar video archive below to catch up on your heart health education!

Women's Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in the United States. In this webinar, Dr. Elizabeth Piccione explains prevention and treatment for women’s heart disease.

Dr. Lydia Davis discusses menopause and its effects on the cardiovascular system.

Dr. Venmathi Indramohan discusses the most common heart conditions women experience during early adulthood.

Keeping Your Heart Healthy at Home

This group of exercise and cardiovascular experts discuss how to do light, moderate, and heavy exercise at home.

Dr. Michael Desiderio and Darcie Desiderio, DNP, discuss atrial fibrillation (AFib), which is the most common form of an irregular heartbeat.

Join this group of nutrition experts from UPMC and the GIANT Company for a heart healthy cooking demonstration.

Dr. Michael Curren gives an overview of the signs and symptoms of high blood pressure, in addition to lifestyle changes to improve your heart health.

Heart Disease: Broader Implications:

Dr. Jen Johnson, director of Perinatal Cardiology, discusses what you need to know about fetal hearts.

Dr. Fanny Alie-Cusson discusses vascular health and vascular conditions treated at UPMC.

Heart disease and cancer are the first and second leading causes of death in the United States, respectively. Learn more about the connection between the two diseases.

Dr. Saul Silver discusses prevention and detection of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), and how this disease intersects with COVID-19.

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