Heart Health: What Every Woman Needs to Know
“Heart disease is still the number one killer of women in the United States, claiming more women’s lives than the next seven causes of death combined,” said Marla Mendelson, MD, cardiologist and medical director of the Program for Women’s Cardiovascular Health at Northwestern’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. “The older a woman gets, the more likely she is to get heart disease. But, women of all ages need to be concerned about their heart health.”
The Women’s Cardiovascular Health Symposium assembles leading Northwestern Medicine® experts in women’s cardiovascular health who continue to explore the role that gender and race differences play in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of cardiac and vascular diseases. The conference provides important information including:
- A physician/patient panel, lead by Marla Mendelson, MD, medical director of the Program for Women’s Cardiovascular Health at Northwestern’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and Vera Rigolin, MD, associate medical director of the Program for Women’s Cardiovascular Health
- Interactive, international cooking demonstration with Robert Kushner, MD, medical director of the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
- A session focused on heart disease and diversity in Chicago presented by Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, medical director of the Center for Preventative Cardiology at Northwestern’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Northwestern Medicine® is the shared vision that joins Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and the Feinberg School in a collaborative effort to transform medicine through quality healthcare, academic excellence and scientific discovery.
Learn more information about the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, or to schedule an appointment, please call 312.926.0779. Also, visit the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute’s on Facebook.