Temecula Valley Hospital will hold its 4th Annual Women’s Heart Health Awareness Fair on February 28th from 11 am to 2 pm at South Coast Winery. The Heart Health Awareness event will seek to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke risk in women. The event is free to attend and lunch will be provided. Registration is required and can be completed at temeculavalleyhopsital.com/heartfair.
This event will provide education and resources to assist women in making lifestyle changes that can help prevent their risk of heart disease and stroke. According to the American Heart Association, approximately 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases and one in three women’s deaths are caused by heart disease or stroke each year. Further, 90% of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke. The good news is that 80% of heart disease and stroke incidences can be prevented through lifestyle changes.
The Heart Health Fair will feature a variety of resources to help women learn about heart disease and the risk factors that they can control. Temecula Valley Hospital will provide tools and screenings to help women learn their numbers in terms of measurements that put them at risk, including cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar.
Staff from TVH will be providing these free screenings to ensure that every woman who attends knows her numbers. Electrocardiograms (EKGs), a test that tracks the heart’s electrical activity to determine if there are any abnormalities, will also be offered to attendees.
There will be several informational booths providing education on nutrition, exercise, smoking cessation, stroke, heart disease and stress management. American Medical Response (AMR) will provide hands-only CPR training and the dietitians from the TVH Nutritional Services Department will provide a cooking demo and healthy recipes. The lunch portion of the event will include physician speakers who will discuss risk factors, lifestyle changes, how heart disease and stroke symptoms present differently in women and when these symptoms require medical attention. The speaker panel will conclude with an audience Q & A session.
All women are encouraged to attend this informative event to receive education on heart disease and stroke, as well as empower themselves to make lifestyle changes that may help save their life. Seating is limited so please register soon at temeculavalleyhospital.com/heartfair.
About Temecula Valley Hospital – Temecula Valley Hospital brings advanced technology, innovative programs, patient centered and family sensitive care to area residents. The hospital features 140 private patient rooms; 24 hour a day emergency care; advanced cardiac and stroke care in clinical collaboration with UCSD Health; orthopedics; and general and surgical specialties. For more information, visit www.temeculavalleyhospital.com.