Heart disease is not just a man’s problem. Women can – and do – get heart disease. Television personality Barbara Walters had heart valve replacement surgery, Grammy-winning singer Toni Braxton has high blood pressure, and actress Jenni Garth has a leaky heart valve. They are the lucky ones because they know about and are managing their heart problems. Other women could have heart disease and not even know it because some conditions, such as high blood pressure, do not cause any symptoms.
Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake is offering a free, baseline heart screening to help women in the east Dallas area reduce their risk of heart disease by having the information they need, knowing which questions to ask their health care providers, and getting help to make heart-smart changes in their lives.
Women who may benefit from the screening are those who:
- Do not know about their risk factors for heart disease.
- Have borderline, high or unknown blood pressure.
- Are pre-, peri- or post-menopausal.
- Have borderline, high or unknown cholesterol.
- Have a family history of heart disease.
- Smoke or are overweight.
The screening includes a blood glucose test, blood cholesterol check, blood pressure monitoring, weight evaluation, and personal health assessment.
Date: Saturday, September 29
Time: 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Location: 9440 Poppy Drive (near Garland Road and North Buckner Boulevard)
Reservations are required for the screening. Call 866-764-3627 today to make your appointment.
Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake