CVI Presents Free June 16 Event on Women and Cardiovascular Disease
"The Heart of a Woman" to Focus on Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment
The CardioVascular Institute at BIDMC will present a free patient education event about women and cardiovascular disease on Saturday, June 16, from 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Newton Marriott Hotel. Cardiovascular disease affects more than one in three American women, and is the leading cause of death among women.
Women throughout the Boston area are invited to attend the event presented by the CardioVascular Institute (CVI) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham BID-Needham), the American Heart Association and Ms. Pamela Lesser of the Cardiovascular Research Advisory Committee. The mistress of ceremonies will be
Heather Kahn, a former news anchor at WCVB-TV and patient education spokeswoman for BIDMC.
Lectures on prevention, diagnosis and treatment
"The Heart of a Woman" will include lectures on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease in women; differences between women's and men's cardiovascular health and care; and several common cardiovascular conditions, including coronary artery disease, vascular disease and arrhythmias. Ms. Kahn will lead a question-and-answer session in which attendees are invited to pose health questions to expert physicians from the CVI's Women's Cardiovascular Program.
Before the formal program begins, staff from BID-Needham and BIDMC will offer free cardiovascular health screenings and professional masseuses will provide 5-minute chair massages. Each attendee will receive a packet of useful cardiovascular health information. Screenings will include blood pressure and body mass.
"The program is designed to educate women cardiovascular disease and how to avoid or manage it as they age," said Cardiologist Loryn Feinberg, MD, medical director of the Women's Cardiovascular Program. "All of our speakers are experts with special knowledge of the differences between women and men when it comes to cardiovascular health."
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Registration by June 13
The free event includes a continental breakfast and a box lunch.
Seats are limited and registration is requested. Please
register by June 13.
The Women's Cardiovascular Program offers special expertise in preventing, diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disease in women. Its 10 physicians welcome new patients and see them in three locations: BIDMC in Boston (appointments: 617-667-8800), BID-Needham (781-453-5238) and Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare in Chelsea (617-660-6000).