McKINNEY (Jan. 30, 2015) — On Wednesday, Feb. 18, women in Dallas/Fort Worth can take advantage of an informal opportunity to learn about cardiac and other health issues by attending a free luncheon and panel discussion with a physician, clinical dietitian and fitness expert at Baylor Medical Center at McKinney. Please call 1-800-4BAYLOR (422-9567) to make a reservation.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for U.S. women, killing 292,188 women in 2009 – that’s 1 in every 4 female deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Almost two-thirds of women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms. Even if a woman has no symptoms, she could still be at risk for heart disease.

Although heart disease is often considered a "man's disease," about the same number of U.S. women and men die each year of heart disease. Despite increases in awareness over the past decade, only 54 percent of women recognize that heart disease is their No. 1 killer.

 

About Baylor Medical Center at McKinney

Baylor McKinney, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a 143-bed, fully-accredited not-for-profit hospital located in McKinney, Texas. The hospital opened in July 2012 and provides a broad spectrum of medical and health care services to the residents of McKinney and surrounding communities. Baylor McKinney provides personalized care and advanced technology on a beautiful campus with hotel-like amenities and all private rooms. Led by Hospital President Scott Peek, Baylor McKinney has more than 550 employees and a medical staff comprised of over 800 physicians representing 68 specialties. Services at the facility include orthopedics, cardiovascular, neurosciences, oncology, surgical services, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, gastroenterology, pulmonary medicine, sleep disorders, pain management, diabetes management and more. The hospital recently completed expansion to double the size of the Emergency Department and add an additional 48 inpatient beds. For more information, or a physician referral, call toll free 1-800-4BAYLOR (422-9567) or log onto BaylorHealth.com/McKinney. Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Health Care System's subsidiary, community, or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers or Baylor Health Care System.

About Baylor Scott & White Health

Baylor Scott & White Health, the organization formed from the 2013 merger between Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare, is today the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas. With total assets of $9 billion (based on unaudited 2014 fiscal year statements ) and serving a population larger than the state of Virginia, Baylor Scott & White Health has the vision and resources to provide its patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. The organization now includes 49 hospitals, more than 800 access points, more than 5,800 active physicians, 35,000 employees and the Scott & White Health Plan. For more information, visit BaylorScottandWhite.com.