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. 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. There are many steps you can take to help prevent heart disease, and one way to learn more about those preventive steps is to join us at Prentice Women’s Hospital on February 1, for a half-day conference called Heart Health: What Every Woman Needs to Know.
The sixth annual Women's Cardiovascular Health Symposium assembles leading 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:
The symposium takes place on National Wear Red Day, so we hope you will wear red to show solidarity for all women affected by heart disease.
- The 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.