February is Women Love Your Heart Month.

From young hearts to the young at heart, know your numbers – It could save your life.

2020 screening date coming soon.
The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute and the WVU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health are providing free health screenings and education to the public, along with personal fitness instruction and one-on-one nutrition and pharmacy consultations.


Heart disease is the No.1 killer of women.

According to the American Heart Association, an estimated 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular disease. The fact is: heart disease is the No.1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute!**

90% of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke.

Women have a higher lifetime risk of stroke than men. Fewer women than men survive their first heart attack. Symptoms of heart attack can be different in women than men, and are often misunderstood – even by some physicians.**

Knowing your risk factors and taking action can make a difference.

More people are now considered to have high blood pressure, according to new guidelines recently released by the American Heart Association. It’s estimated that twice as many women who are between the ages of 20 and 44 have high blood pressure. Studies have shown that 80% of heart disease and stroke events may be prevented by lifestyle changes and education. Take action now.**

Know Your Numbers

In addition to free health screenings, there will also be personal fitness instruction and one-on-one nutrition and pharmacy consultations available. Additional testing and consultations with a physician are also available if needed. Available free screenings and assessments include:

Blood Pressure
Body Mass Index

*Fasting is preferred but not required. Free bloodwork only available to the first 400 participants.

**Statistics obtained from the American Heart Association, www.goredforwomen.org