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An initiative to raise awareness of heart health through community education.

Manassas, VA — February is American Heart Month. As part of our mission to improve the health of our communities, one person at a time, Prince William Health System will host several free events throughout February with the goal of educating our community about heart health, including tips on prevention for heart disease.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day. “As a health and wellness provider we play a critical role to help educate our community,” noted Melody Knapp, RN, director of Heart and Vascular services. “We’ve made many advancements in our heart and vascular services and programs to take care of those who need it, but what we really want to do is offer resources so our community can avoid the need for intervention and prevent the need to travel outside our community for care.” “We believe this starts with a conversation between individuals and physician experts to understand risk factors, symptoms and prevention.”

Focus on Heart Health Seminar Series Wednesday evenings in February:
Seminars at 7 p.m. at Prince William Hospital.

  • Feb. 6    Women and Heart Disease, presented by Dr. Shelia Khianey
  • Feb. 13 Treatment Options for CAD/PAD, presented by Drs. Ahsan Jafir and Ara Maranian
  • Feb. 20 How to Live Heart Healthy, presented by Dr. Preston Perrin, II
  • Feb. 27 How to Prevent a Heart Attack…What You Need To Know, presented by Dr. Merdod Ghafouri

Red Wine and Your Heart
Red wine sampling and seminar, 6 p.m. at Paradise Springs Winery in Clifton, VA. Must be 21.

  • Fri., Feb. 22

Free Fit Fridays at Prince William Hospital Fitness Center:
Open to members of the community 18 and older to work out at no cost every Friday in February.
No registration needed.

  • Feb. 1
  • Feb. 8
  • Feb. 15
  • Feb. 22

For more information and to register, visit or call 703-530-WELL (9355).

Prince William Hospital is a nationally recognized leader in heart and vascular services having earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack) and Heart Failure. Our state-of-the-art Heart & Vascular Center is supported by an expert team of physicians, who are among the most respected in the region, along with our highly trained nurses and cardiovascular technologies. Patients and families no longer need to travel outside of our community for life-saving and quality of life procedures and treatment.


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