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Heart Month

Participate in these classes and events to learn more about healthy heart care

National Wear Red Day is Friday, Feb. 2

Norton Heart & Vascular Center is a proud supporter of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement. National Wear Red Day on Feb. 2, 2018, will mark 15 years since the first National Wear Red Day drew awareness to heart disease being the No. 1 killer of women. Today, nearly 300 fewer women die from heart disease and stroke each day, and heart-related deaths in women have decreased by more than 30 percent over the past 10 years.

Despite this progress, more work is crucial. One in three women dies of heart disease or stroke each year, but you can help make a change. Commit today to:

  • See your primary care physician each year.
  • Know your numbers.
  • Eat healthy and exercise regularly.
  • Properly manage stress.
  • Don’t smoke, or quit today.

Tell us why you wear red!

Share your story or motivation for wearing red. We are looking for inspirational stories and firsthand perspectives on why you wear red, what the day means to you and what everyone should know about taking care of their heart.

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Join us for a heart month activity to start taking care of your heart today.


WomenHeart Support Group: Herbs and Heart-healthy Nutrition

Free for women living with or at risk of heart disease

Feb. 7 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center
Norton Medical Plaza 3 – St. Matthews, Suite 108
4123 Dutchmans Lane

Register now or call (502) 629-1234.

Tai Chi for Women’s Heart Health

Tai chi helps with stress management; reduces anxiety and depression; lowers blood pressure; improves balance, flexibility and muscle strength; and increases concentration. Class is free; size is limited.

Feb. 10 • 10 to 11 a.m.

Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center
Norton Medical Plaza 3 – St. Matthews, Suite 108
4123 Dutchmans Lane

Register now or call (502) 629-1234.

Circle of Hearts: Is it Spider/Vericose Veins or is it Peripheral Artery Disease

Learn the difference between peripheral artery disease and spider/varicose veins and how to treat and manage them.

Feb. 15 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center
Norton Medical Plaza 3 – St. Matthews, Suite 108
4123 Dutchmans Lane

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Ongoing screenings and support

Calcium Scoring

A coronary calcium scan measures calcium deposits in coronary arteries — an early indicator of heart disease. $150.

Norton Audubon Hospital
1 Audubon Plaza Drive

Call (502) 485-4700 for an appointment.

Healthy Heart Consultations

Complimentary one-on-one consultation with a cardiac nurse to develop a plan for reducing risk factors and connecting to healthy lifestyle resources.

Norton Women’s Heart & Vascular Center
Norton Medical Plaza 1 – St. Matthews, Suite 1H
3999 Dutchmans Lane

Call (502) 629-1234 for an appointment.

Heartstrings Program

For women who have experienced pre-eclampsia, pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, gestational diabetes or delivered a baby small for gestational age. Receive a complimentary one-on-one consultation with a cardiac nurse to develop a plan for reducing risk factors and connecting to healthy lifestyle resources.

Norton Women’s Heart & Vascular Center
Norton Medical Plaza 1 – St. Matthews, Suite 1H
3999 Dutchmans Lane

Call (502) 629-1234 for an appointment.

Freedom From Smoking

Learn about a quitting plan, why you smoke, changing habits and coping with stress. This is a free American Lung Association smoking cessation program.

Register now or call (502) 629-1234 for locations and upcoming dates.

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