Ingalls to Host Free Women’s Heart Event Feb. 28 in Flossmoor
(February, 2015) Ingalls Memorial Hospital is hosting Hearts in the Right Place 2, a free women’s heart event Saturday, Feb. 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Ingalls Family Care Center in Flossmoor. This is the hospital’s second annual heart disease and women presentation.
According to the American Heart Association, eight out of 10 women don’t realize heart disease is their leading health risk. Most still think of it as a man’s problem. The truth is, nearly 90 percent of all women have at least one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. In fact, it’s so pervasive among the fairer sex, that heart disease is responsible for one out of three deaths in American women every year.
While many women between the ages of 40 and 60 develop heart disease, it’s never too late to protect your heart health.
Highlights of the Hearts in the Right Place 2 include presentations about maintaining heart health and proper nutrition, interactive booths, a fitness session, 10-minute chair massages, giveaways, prizes and light refreshments.
In addition, heart patient Sidnai Doty of Steger, who underwent a lifesaving tissue valve replacement at Ingalls a year ago, will share her personal story as a survivor of severe aortic stenosis – a narrowing of the heart’s aortic valve – including her symptoms, treatment and recovery.
“Thank God I went to Ingalls when I did,” Doty said. “It was urgent. I needed to have that surgery if I wanted to live. I did, and I’m still here today.”
For more information or to register for Hearts in the Right Place 2, call Ingalls Care Connection at 708.915.CARE (2273) or register online at www.Ingalls.org.
Ingalls Family Care Center is located at 19550 Governors Highway, Flossmoor.