Women Invited to Heart Health Event at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

January 15, 2018

Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is hosting a women’s event focused on heart health in the hospital’s main auditoriums on February 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States,” said Herman Feringa, MD, a CRMC cardiologist who will be presenting at the event. “Genetics, poor nutrition and lack of exercise are major reasons why women continue to suffer from heart disease and experience heart attacks. Our goal with Wake Up to Women’s Heart Health is to inspire women and encourage them to take a few simple steps to improve their health, with a special emphasis on the heart.”

Dr. Feringa will discuss risk factors that may lead to a heart attack or stroke and what women can do to reduce their risk.

Other presentations will focus on how women can include fitness in their day-to-day lives; the advancement of cardiac techniques and technologies and a question and answer session with a panel of CRMC cardiovascular experts.

Local radio personality Brenda Foley will also discuss her recent heart health journey and how important it is for women to trust their instincts when it comes to their health.

“People are often surprised to learn how prevalent heart disease is among women,” said Amanda Diefenderfer, a CRMC physician assistant specializing in cardiology who will participate in the panel discussion. “Heart disease is responsible for one in every four deaths for women in the United States. We want to be sure the women in our community know what they can do to lower their risks and live long and healthy lives.”

Other presenters or panelists from CRMC include Dr. Ahmad Alqaqa’a; Amy Shaw, PA-C; Robynn Palmer, FNP; and several exercise physiologists.

Early registration is $25 and includes a continental breakfast, gourmet lunch and tote bag. To register, call 307-432-2677 or go to cheyenneregional.org/wakeup. Registration increases to $30 after Jan. 20.