Steubenville, Ohio—January 30, 2024— This Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, Trinity Health System will host its annual Go Red for Women Luncheon at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville.
Our keynote speaker this year is Lisa A. Kush, MBA-HCM, CVNP-BC, FNP-BC, AACC, MSN, BSN, RN, BS, Trinity Health System, Cardiology APRN and Office Coordinator.
We asked Lisa to give us a preview of her presentation, which will focus on heart disease and its symptoms.
Heart disease presents differently in women than in men
“Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States, claiming one in every three lives, a sobering statistic,” Kush said. “Yet, it’s a common misconception that older men are at greater risk for heart problems than women. If the heart is compromised, a heart attack can happen at any age and to either sex.”
Heart disease symptoms and heart attack symptoms go beyond chest pain, she added. What we see in TV and in the movies often make heart attacks look like sudden, crushing chest pain.
“While chest discomfort, pressure, or pain are common symptoms of heart attack, they aren’t the only ones, and women are more likely than men to have more subtle heart attack symptoms that may be unrelated to the chest, which makes recognizing a heart attack and the warning signs more difficult—unless you know what to look for,” Kush explained.
Women are more likely to ignore symptoms
Statistically, women are more likely to ignore symptoms of heart disease or delay seeking evaluation or treatment.
“It is important to know the symptoms as well as understand your risk factors both modifiable and nonmodifiable,” Kush stressed.
Trinity Health System’s highly trained team of Cardiologists, Interventional Cardiologists, and Advanced Practice Providers are prepared to assist patients in recognizing the most common signs of heart disease and heart attacks in women and men, she added.
“We regularly diagnose and treat heart disease to help women of all ages live longer, healthier lives,” Kush said.
Go Red for Women event is sold out
The Go Red for Women luncheon is currently one of Trinity Health System’s most popular community offerings. This year is no exception. In fact, the event has already sold out.
“The success of our Go Red Luncheon for the third consecutive year is a testament to the incredible support and collaboration of our local community and business partners,” Jessica Kelley, Community Outreach Specialist, said. “I am grateful for their continued partnership and look forward to achieving even greater milestones together.”
Trinity Health System would like to thank the generous organizations who have agreed to sponsor Go Red for Women 2024, including the following:
- Official Media Sponsor: WTRF Channel 7
- Photo Booth/DJ Sponsor: Franciscan University of Steubenville
- Accessory Table Sponsor: Sienna Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
- Paparazzi Red Carpet Sponsor: Valley Hospice
- Signature Red Drink Sponsor: John Cucarese Financial Services
- Manicure Station Sponsor: A&B Sunset Pharmacy
- Chair Massage Sponsor: Graphics In Print
- Dessert Sponsors: Hauser Furniture & Carpeting, Fairfield by Marriott, and Change, Inc.
- Table Sponsors: Amanda Krupinski; Apollo Pro-Cleaning & Restoration; Capital Health Nursing & Rehabilitation Centers; Chambers & James Funeral, Pet & Cremation Services; Coleman Health Services; Cyrano; Fraley & Schilling; Jarvis Law Office; Lisa Kush Trinity Cardiology; NACWC; Trinity Health System Prime Time Senior Services; and Tri-State Financial Services.
“We are thrilled with the continued growth of this event and the overwhelming community support,” Laurie Labishak, Market Director, Trinity Health System, said. “Women want to take control of their health, and with events like this, we can arm them with the knowledge to do so.”