MENDOTA – Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), every year, 1 in 4 deaths is caused by heart disease.
February is American Heart Month. OSF HealthCare and the OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute are marking the occasion by encouraging you to be your own Heart Hero. Heart disease can often be prevented by making healthy choices and managing health conditions. You can fight heart disease villains like high blood pressure and inactivity and lessen your risk. Take action and take better care of your heart today.
OSF Saint Paul will host a free lunch and learn on Wednesday, Feb. 14 in Conference Room C. Doors will open at 11 a.m., lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and a heart program will follow at noon, given by cardiologist Dr. Mauro Montevecchi. The lunch menu will be meatless to accommodate those who are observing Ash Wednesday. Seating is limited so please call (815) 539-1411 weekdays to reserve a spot.
To find additional American Heart Month activities near you, please visit osfhealthcare.org/heartmonth.
To learn more about OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute, visit osfhealthcare.org/heart.