LANCASTER – Antelope Valley Hospital is hosting a free Women’s Heart Health Awareness Fair on Saturday, Feb. 27.
Titled “Get Pumped About Heart Health,” the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the AVH Community Resource Center/City of Hope Auditorium, located at 44105 15th Street West in Lancaster.
It will feature heart health presentations, health screenings, CPR demonstrations and refreshments.
Speakers will include Sen. Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley); Dr. Sameh Gadallah, cardiologist and medical director, AVH’s Institute for Heart & Vascular Care; Dr. Jennifer Termeer, emergency medicine; and Laurie Ramirez, RN, AVH director of cardiovascular services.
This event is free and open to the community.
February marks American Heart Month, a time to make changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health.
During American Heart Month, AVH is encouraging women to learn about their personal risk for heart disease. Risk factors include smoking; high blood pressure; high blood cholesterol; being overweight or obese; lack of physical activity; unhealthy diet; diabetes and pre-diabetes; and other conditions such as sleep apnea, stress and alcohol abuse.
“Every risk factor counts, and having more than one can put you at serious risk,” said Stephanie Herider, chest pain center coordinator and quality manager. “We hope women take the time on February 27 to come and learn more about how to protect their heart. It will be a fun and informative day.”
[Information via news release from Antelope Valley Hospital.]