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Women and Heart Disease

Heart disease used to be considered a man’s disease. However, since 1984, more women than men have died of coronary artery disease in the United States.  Heart disease remains the #1 killer of Iowa women and kills more women in the United States than all forms of cancer combined (including breast cancer).

Plan to be part of a public workshop on Women and Heart Disease from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 in the East Room (Elevator F, Level 8) of UI Hospitals and Clinics.

Our presenters will be two members of the UI Heart and Vascular Team: Elaine Demetroulis, MD, a specialist in interventional cardiology, and Ellen Gordon, MD, a cardiologist.

Topics for the session include:

  • Women without heart disease - What you can do to protect yourself now.
  • Women with heart disease - What you need to know about prevention.
  • Women with heart disease who need a heart catheterization - a newer way to decrease the risk of the procedure (wrist catheterization)
  • Tours of a cath lab
  • Interactive demonstrations on heart-healthy food preparation and exercising

Register on-line for the free event.

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