UCSF Fresno Educates Women on Heart Health with Free Event

FRESNO – Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To help increase awareness and improve heart health among women, UCSF Fresno will hold the Fifth Annual Women’s Heart Fair, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 2, at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research, located at 155 N. Fresno St. in downtown Fresno. This event is free and open to the public.

“Heart disease is often considered a man’s disease, but the reality is one in four women will die from cardiovascular disease,” said Teresa Daniele, MD, FACC, chief of cardiology at UCSF Fresno. “Our goal is to share easy-to-understand information and provide health screenings that help women take control of their heart health with the goal of preventing heart disease and enhancing management of it.”

Expert faculty physicians at UCSF Fresno will address the following:

“Women and Heart Disease”
Teresa Daniele, MD, FACC
Chief of Cardiology, UCSF Fresno

“Venous Disease: Beyond the Aesthetics”
Leigh Ann O’Banion, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, UCSF Fresno

“Heart Disease and the Liver: Is there a Link?”
Marina Roytman, MD, FACP
Health Sciences Clinical Professor, UCSF Fresno

In addition to lectures, the event will feature food, fun, prize drawings and important health screenings, including blood and glucose; Hepatitis C Point of Care; blood pressure; height, weight and body mass index; liver scan; and relaxation station.

Dr. Daniele is one of just a few female cardiologists in Fresno and the motivation behind the UCSF Fresno Women’s Heart Fair.

Women of all ages are invited to attend. Click here to register.  For more details, email [email protected] or call (559) 499-6406.

The UCSF Fresno Heart Fair is presented in partnership with University Centers of ExcellenceCommunity Regional Medical Center and the American Heart Association’s Central Valley Division.