St. John’s Hospital Raises Heart Disease Awareness
The Hospital gave away educational literature and Wear Red pins. St. John’s also gave away pedometers to encourage women to exercise, one of the ways to help prevent and reduce the risks of heart disease.
According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, one in four women in the United States dies from heart disease. Coronary heart disease (CHD), which involves the heart’s blood vessels, is the most common type of heart disorder in women. CHD is a condition in which plaque builds up on the inner walls of the coronary arteries, causing them to narrow.
Lifestyle changes, medicines, and medical or surgical procedures can help women reduce their risk of CHD. Early and ongoing prevention of CHD is important.