Park Ridge Health hosts women’s heart health seminar, Feb. 8

From a press release:


Women’s heart health will be the focus of an afternoon of education and fun for guests on Sunday, Feb.  8. Park Ridge Health will present, “Straight to the Heart: A Woman’s Guide to a Heart-Healthy Future,” from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore.

In observance of National Heart Month, Dr. Maya Kommineni of Park Ridge Health Cardiology and the Park Ridge Health Wellness Team will host an afternoon of education, health screenings and pampering. Door prizes, gift bags for the first 100 guests, and light refreshments will be available. Free screenings will include body composition; total cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose; and bone density. Education will cover heart-healthy nutrition; fun fitness options, including Zumba and Yoga demonstrations; and more!

While this event is free, space is limited, so pre-registration is required by calling 855-PRH-LIFE.

Park Ridge Health invites the community to join them in recognizing National Wear Red Day® on Friday, Feb. 6. For more information about this observance, visit

Heart disease starts at a young age, so at Park Ridge Health, we encourage younger women to understand their risks now to reduce their chance of getting heart disease later. Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women, yet these conditions are 80% preventable. Since 1984, more women than men have died from cardiovascular disease. And in 63 percent of the women who suddenly die, there is no previous evidence of the disease. A lack of knowledge about the risk factors of stress, smoking, lifestyle habits, hormones and age is contributing to these sobering statistics.

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