LANCASTER — Antelope Valley Hospital is calling on local residents to take women’s health to heart on National Wear Red Day this Friday.
The hospital is offering free cardiac health screenings from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in its new Institute for Heart & Vascular Care (IHVC), located at 1600 West Avenue J in Lancaster.
“We are joining a national effort to encourage women to take the necessary steps to reduce their risk of heart disease, which is the number one killer of women,” said Stephanie Herider, RN, BSN, AVH’s cardiovascular clinical coordinator. “At Antelope Valley Hospital we want to help people live healthy and reduce their risk factors for heart disease and stroke.”
On Friday, Feb. 6, the hospital’s National Wear Red Day festivities will begin with a brief presentation about heart health from Dr. Sameh F. Gadallah, cardiologist and medical director for the Institute for Heart & Vascular Care, and Dr. Serap Sobnosky, an interventional cardiologist. The presentation will be followed by these five cardiac health screenings:
- Blood pressure.
- Fasting lipoprotein (cholesterol and triglycerides). Participants must not have had anything to eat or drink for 12 hours. (Water and black coffee are okay.)
- Body weight.
- Blood sugar.
- Smoking/physical activity.
Screenings are expected to take less than 30 minutes to complete. Representatives from the American Heart Association will be on-hand to discuss nutrition and the Heart360® program. (View a video on the Heart360® program above.)
The Institute for Heart & Vascular Care is located on the northwest corner of the hospital near the emergency department. Enter from Avenue J.
For more information on this event, call Stephanie Herider at 661-949-5576. To learn more about National Wear Red Day, visit https://www.goredforwomen.org/wearredday/.