UCSF Fresno Educates Women on Heart Health for Six Years in a Row 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 Sixth Annual Women’s Heart Fair, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 7, at  UCSF Fresno, located at 155 N. Fresno St. in downtown Fresno. This event is free and open to the public. Women of all ages are invited to attend, but this year’s Heart Fair has reached maximum capacity and registration is no longer available. More than 250 women registered for the event.

“The sad reality is one in three 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 in a relaxed, fun environment and provide health screenings that help women take control of their heart health. The goal of the women’s heart fair is to prevent heart disease in women and enhance 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

“Assessment of Coronary Artery Disease in Women”
Siri Kunchakarra, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Cardiovascular Disease, Non-Invasive/Advanced Imaging, Cardiac MR/CT

“Fad Diets: Why Don’t They Work?”
Antonia Knudsen, RDN, CDES
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Education Specialist
Community Regional Medical Center

In addition to lectures, the following free health screenings will be available:

  • Cholesterol and Glucose
  • Blood Pressure, Height, Weight and BMI
  • Yoga and Relaxation
  • Diet and Nutrition

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

For more details about this event and other UCSF Fresno community and continuing medical education events,  email [email protected] or call (559) 499-6406.

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