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Antelope Valley Medical Center to host Women’s Heart Health Awareness Fair on Feb. 27

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(LANCASTER, Calif.) — Antelope Valley Medical Center (AVMC) invites women to “Get Pumped About Heart Health” at its Women’s Heart Health Awareness Fair on Saturday, February 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the AVMC Community Resource Center/City of Hope Auditorium – 44105 15th Street W in Lancaster. This free event will feature heart health presentations, health screenings, CPR demonstrations and refreshments. All are welcome.

Heart health is a serious issue for women, as more die of heart disease than all cancers combined – and women ages 35-55 are at highest risk. During National Heart Month, AVMC is encouraging women to learn about their personal risk for heart disease. Risk factors include smoking; high blood pressure; high blood cholesterol; being overweight or obese; lack of physical activity; unhealthy diet; diabetes and pre-diabetes; and other conditions such as sleep apnea, stress and alcohol abuse.

“Every risk factor counts, and having more than one can put you at serious risk,” said Stephanie Herider, chest pain center coordinator and quality manager. “We hope women take the time on February 27 to come and learn more about how to protect their heart. It will be a fun and informative day.”

Participants will have an opportunity to hear presentations by Sen. Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley); Dr. Sameh Gadallah, cardiologist and medical director, AVMC’s Institute for Heart & Vascular Care; Dr. Jennifer Termeer, emergency medicine; and Laurie Ramirez, RN, AVMC director of cardiovascular services.

About Antelope Valley Medical Center

Antelope Valley Medical Center, a 420-bed district hospital located in the city of Lancaster in northern Los Angeles County, has been serving the community for more than 60 years. The area’s only full-service hospital, AVMC provides a full array of medical/surgical services, pediatric treatment, NICU, mental health, cancer care and more. It is a Level II trauma center, Accredited Chest Pain Center and Advanced Primary Stroke Center. More information is available at or by calling 661-949-5000. Follow us on Facebook at