Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital and Abrazo Community Health Network will host a free “Heart Health Public Forum” at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 at JW Marriott at Desert Ridge Resort, 5350 E. Marriott Dr., in Phoenix.

The event is slated to feature a live broadcast of an advanced cardiac procedure, along with patient and physician storytelling, and a question-and-answer session with Abrazo’s top cardiovascular specialists. Free health screenings beginning at 4 p.m. will also be provided to the first 50 people signing up on site.

Heart disease is one of the top killers of both men and women in the United States, but new testing and treatments are offering patients more hope than ever before, according to Dr. Timothy Byrne, the event’s keynote speaker.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that more than 600,000 Americans die of heart disease each year. It is the leading cause of death in both men and women, according to the CDC.

Abrazo is committed to helping patients and their loved ones understand the risks associated with heart disease so they can seize control of their health. To register for the Feb. 15 Heart Health Public Forum, visit abrazohealth.com or call 877-934-9355.