Emory to provide free heart screenings for women

Emory Healthcare is providing women with free cardiovascular screenings Feb. 5.

The screenings will take place at Emory St. Joseph's Hospital from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Doctor's Building Atrium. The screenings will be held during a Wear Red event to bring awareness to women's health during National Heart Month.

Women who attend will also meet Emory physicians and learn more about the risk factors for heart disease and methods of prevention. The event is free.

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death among women in the United States. Symptoms of the disease in women can be different from those exhibited by men. It is with that in mind that Emory urges women to be screened.

The screenings will be provided by Emory's 10,000 Women project. The initiative provides free heart screenings, education and follow-up for women throughout Atlanta during special screening events.

Other Wear Red events will occur throughout February and around Mother's Day. For more information, go here.  

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