Preventing and treating heart attacks early is the focus of this year’s “Red, Hot, and Healthy” luncheon and fashion show at Rockdale Medical Center, Feb. 21.
The show, in celebration of American Heart Month, starts at noon and runs until 2 p.m.
RMC’s own cardiac fitiness patients will model 17 outfits provided by Belk’s for the fashion show, which is emceed by T. Pat Cavanaugh, chairman of the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and publisher of The News in Rockdale.
Tickets are $15 per person.
For tickets or for more information, call the hospital at 800-424-3627.
Heart disease is leading cause of death in American women — more than all cancers and strokes combined.
Last year, RMC's Dr. Enrique Flores advised that besides making wise food choices and exercising, people should “know their numbers” — blood pressure and cholesterol.
“Thirty percent of people [who have had heart attacks] don’t have symptoms and they’re not always chest pains or the ‘Hollywood heart attack,’” he said. “It could manifest in the arms or back.”