Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S., a report for the American Heart Association (AHA) has concluded. Recognizing the importance of heart health education to combat this staggering statistic, West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, a full-service acute care facility located in the San Fernando Valley, is hosting a Women and Heart community health event on Thursday, Feb. 23, 6 -8 p.m. at the West Hills Hospital Café.
Women will have the opportunity to learn important tips about heart disease prevention, in addition to enjoying a cooking demonstration, while learning the value of nutrition and its impact on the heart. Samples will be served following the demonstration.
According to the AHA, 80 percent of heart disease may be prevented by lifestyle changes and education. With an estimated 44 million women in the U.S. affected by cardiovascular diseases, the necessity for educational resources is glaring. At the age of 45, the lifetime risk for cardiovascular disease is more than 1 in 2 women and it’s never too late to start addressing common risk factors.
WHO: West Hills Hospital & Medical Center with guest presenters Rabina Gill, MD, Ben Cohen, MD and dietitian, Jaymar Saniatan. Additionally, there will be cooking demonstration by Chef Hector.
WHAT: Women and Heart Community Health Event
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 23 from 6-8 p.m.
WHERE:West Hills Hospital Café, 7300 Medical Center Drive, West Hills, CA
DETAILS: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S. Education and resources on hearth health and disease prevention are offered to the community by West Hills Hospital to provide potentially life-saving knowledge.
For more information and/or to reserve your seat, call 818-676-4321 or email WHHO.Seminar@HCAHealthcare.com. To learn more about West Hills Hospital, visit WestHillsHospital.com
About West Hills Hospital & Medical Center
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, a full-service acute care facility, has served the West San Fernando Valley for more than 50 years. With 450 expert physicians and a staff of more than 900 that brings outstanding service to every bedside, the hospital offers a full complement of advanced technology, compassion and responsive care for the improvement of human life. West Hills Hospital was the first Accredited Chest Pain Center in Los Angeles County and also provides specialized care in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Outpatient Services, Cardiac Catheterization Labs and The Grossman Burn Center. For more information on quality care, close to home, visit WestHillsHospital.com.