Star Report

Knowing your heart health risks can extend your life.

On February 16, 2017, Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital will offer free heart health assessments at an open house event from noon to 2 pm at the cardiac rehabilitation facility, to celebrate February Heart Health Month and Cardiac Rehabilitation Week.

Attendees have an opportunity to find out their “heart’s age” in just a few minutes. The hospital will provide free blood pressure checks and cholesterol tests. Space is limited, and the cholesterol tests require a reservation. Call 888-999-8262 to make yours.

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, accounting for one out of every three deaths, yet many people have no idea what kind of shape their heart is in. Many people who die suddenly from cardiovascular disease have had no previous symptoms. That’s why it’s important to be aware of heart health risks.