An initiative to raise awareness of heart
health through community education.
February is American Heart Month. As part of our mission to improve the
health of our communities, one person at a time, Prince William Health System
will host several events throughout February with the goal of educating the
community about heart health, including tips on prevention for heart
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; one
in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths
per day. “As a health and wellness provider we play a critical role to help
educate our community,” noted Melody Knapp, RN, Director of Heart and Vascular
services. “We’ve made many advancements in our heart and vascular services and
programs to take care of those who need it, but what we really want to do is
offer resources so our community can avoid the need for intervention and prevent
the need to travel outside their community for care. “We believe this starts
with a conversation between individuals and physician experts to understand risk
factors, symptoms and prevention.”
Prince William Hospital is a nationally recognized leader in heart and
vascular services having earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®
for Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack) and Heart Failure. Our
state-of-the-art Heart & Vascular Center is supported by an expert team of
physicians, who are among the most respected in the region, along with our
highly trained nurses and cardiovascular technologists. Patients and families no
longer need to travel outside of our community for life-saving and quality of
life procedures and treatment.
Focus on Heart Health Seminar Series:
Seminars Wednesday evenings in February at 7 p.m. at
Prince William Hospital.
• Feb. 6 Women
and Heart Disease, presented by Dr. Shelia Khianey
• Feb. 13
Treatment Options for CAD/PAD, presented by Drs. Ahsan Jafir and Ara
• Feb. 20 How to
Live Heart Healthy, presented by Dr. Preston Perrin, II
• Feb. 27 How to
Prevent a Heart Attack…What You Need To Know, presented by Dr. Merdod
Red Wine and Your Heart
Red wine sampling and seminar, 6 p.m. at Paradise
Springs Winery in Clifton, VA. Must be 21.
• Fri., Feb.
Free Fit Fridays at Prince William Hospital Fitness
Open to members of the
community 18 and older to work out at no cost every Friday in
• Feb. 1
• Feb. 8
• Feb. 15
• Feb. 22
For more information and to register, visit pwhs.org/heart2heart
or call 703-530-WELL (9355).