Feb. 1 marks National Wear Red Day, a day started by the American Heart Association to raise awareness of women’s heart health. UPMC is taking part by encouraging those at risk of cardiovascular disease to get a heart screening, either by calling UPMC’s Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI) or attending one of their free Check Your Heart screening events.
- High blood pressure
- Lack of physical activity
If people identify their risk factors early, they can work on preventive strategies that can ensure better health for years to come, Mathier said.
Cardiovascular screenings will be held today for National Wear Red Day at UPMC Magee and at Monroeville Mall. For more information, visit the HVI website.