Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of American women. To educate the community about this health risk, SSM Heart Institute will host its fourth annual 'Her Heart: Every Beat Counts' education and screening day.

The free public event, featuring physician presentations, 'Heart Smart' stations, screenings, gifts and a lunch, will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at Orlando Gardens Banquet Center, 8352 Watson Road in Webster Groves.

Speakers will include heart disease survivor Rachel D’Souza-Siebert, who will talk about how the disease changed her life; and Dr. Kiran Kancherla, who will discuss prevention for congestive heart failure.

Screenings will be offered for blood pressure, body fat, cholesterol and glucose from 8 a.m. to noon. There is a $10 fee for the fasting cholesterol and glucose screenings, and appointments are required.

To register for the event and schedule a screening time, call 866-776-3627 or visit ssmhealth.com/heart.

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