Cuero Regional Hospital takes part in Go Red For Women Day

Cuero Regional Hospital also offers heart calcification screenings

CUERO, Texas – Friday, Feb. 7 is Go Red For Women Day, a day when women are encouraged to wear red to spread awareness of the dangers of cardiovascular disease. Studies say it’s number one killer of women, said Emily Weatherly, Marketing and Development Director for Cuero Regional Hopsital.

“And so we really want to educate women about knowing their numbers, always checking in with your doctor because this could strike a woman at any age,” Weatherly said.​

And speaking of heart health – Cuero’s Heart and Sole Walk started at 9 a.m. Saturday at Gobbler Stadium.

Cuero Regional Hospital also offers heart calcification screenings.

From a news release:

The quick heart screening measures the amount of plaque in the heart arteries and a lipid profile (lab work) will also be completed to determine total cholesterol levels. This information is predictive of coronary heart disease, and with the help of a physician’s plan, can reduce the risk of heart attack. This year, the screening will include the option of having an EKG for an additional $10 charge, providing additional key information on the health of the heart.

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Per state guidelines, these screenings are recommended for males between the ages of 40-65 or females between the ages of 45-70 years of age and have at least one of the following risk factors: diabetes, current smoker, obesity, family history of heart disease, cholesterol level greater than 160/LDL or blood pressure greater than 140/90. “With the help of physicians and staff at Cuero Regional Hospital and our clinics, we are able to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices, address their risk factors and reduce their risk of heart disease,” said Lynn Falcone, CEO of Cuero Health.

Cuero Regional Hospital is offering a heart calcification screening at a reduced price during the month of February. Specific appointments can be made for Feb. 12, 19 or 26 between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon by calling 361-275-0170.