St. Mary's Hospital is 'Going Red' for women to emphasize the importance of a healthy heart and to clear up some common misconceptions.
The hospital is hosting its third annual 'Go Red For Women' event on Thursday and Friday.
The event is free and it's designed to educate women about risk factors of heart attack and stroke, and offer lifestyle modifications.
Physicians set up screening devices to analyze heart health, and nursing students with C.M.U. were on hand to test blood pressure.
Cathy Roberts, an associate chief nursing officer with St. Mary's, said there are some misconceptions when it comes to heart disease; the number one killer of women.
"A lot of people do see it as a male problem and women tend to have different symptoms and may not pay attention to those symptoms, they think that their symptoms may be similar to men, and that's not always the case," said Roberts.
Roberts added that women may have more generalized symptoms than men when it comes to suffering a heart attack.
These symptoms could include nausea, overwhelming fatigue or simply not feeling like yourself, according to Roberts.
If you missed today's event, St. Mary's will be going red for women all day Friday as well.
The event is free, but there's also a luncheon you can attend for $10.
C.M.U. students will be testing blood pressure on the main floor of the lobby, and the additional screening events will be upstairs.
Don't worry about getting lost; there should be plenty of women in red to point you in the right direction.
You're encouraged to wear red at the event as well.