American Women Leading Death Causes
Did you know that 40% of all female deaths in the United States occur from heart disease, also known as cardiovascular diseases? In fact, cardiovascular disease kills more American women each year than the next seven most prominent causes combined, including breast cancer. Cardiovascular disease claims 500,000 women a year, and statistics indicate that over 60% of those women had no previous symptoms.
For just $50.00, women who have no past history of cardiovascular disease may obtain a heart disease risk assessment at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.
Risk Assessment Includes:
- fasting lipid profile (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, risk ratio and glucose)
- resting 12 lead EKG
- coronary risk profile
- body fat measurement
- body mass index
- waist to hip ratio
- strength and flexibility measurements
- blood pressure
- pulse oximetry testing
- review of current medications
- ankle brachial index
- risk factor analysis
- exercise suggestions
- self learning modules (nutrition, stress management and exercise)
- follow up care plan
To learn more about this Women's Heart Program service, qualification requirements or to set up an appointment, please call the Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute's Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department at 410-543-7026.