Thanks to those who joined me Wednesday for our live chat on Women and Heart Disease. We discussed a lot of different topics related to women and heart disease and had some great questions! If you were unable to join us, check out the transcript of the chat!
If you are a woman with heart disease and want to schedule an evaluation call 404-778-2746. The Emory Women’s Heart Program sees patients on Thursdays and Fridays at The Emory Clinic on Clifton Road. Emory Women’s Heart Program provides cardiac risk assessment, diagnosis and heart disease care through a women-focused approach to cardiovascular care. Our goal is to help women prevent heart disease and improve cardiovascular outcomes through the highest quality patient and family-centered care, research and education.
During the chat, we talked a bit about the upcoming 2011 Metro Atlanta Heart Walk. If you’re interested in participating, but don’t have a team, you can join ours! I will be there with my colleagues and we will have physicians and medical professionals available to answer questions at the Emory My Heart. My Life. Booth located near the main stage.
2011 Metro Atlanta Heart Walk Event Details
Date : Saturday, October 30th
Time : 9:00am (walk starts)
Distance : 5k (3.1 miles)
Location : Downtown Atlanta in the Turner Field Green Lot (755 Hank Aaron Drive, Atlanta, GA 30315). Visit www.atlantabraves.com for directions.
Festivities, such as company picnics, special heart walk activities for children, health screenings and entertainment will begin around 8:00 a.m. The 5K/3.1-mile walk begins at 9:00 a.m.
Register to Join the Emory Atlanta Heart Walk Team:
To register as part of Emory’s walking team, follow these 4 steps:
- Visit www.atlantaheartwalk.org
- To register as a participant, click Register and then click “I agree to the waiver.”
- Select Join a Team. Find Emory Healthcare in the drop-down box, and find the name of the team you want to join.
- Login to your personal Heart Walk page and personalize it by telling your story and adding a photo.
The funds raised from the Metro Atlanta Heart Walk go to support the American Heart Association’s critical research, education, and heart health advocacy initiatives. I look forward to seeing you all there!
About Dr. Ijeoma Isiadinso
Dr. Isiadinso is a preventive cardiologist with the Emory Heart & Vascular Center. She specializes in heart disease prevention with special interests in lifestyle modification, cardiovascular risk factor screening, hyperlipidemia and women’s heart disease. She completed her medical education and training at MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine and Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia before joining Emory in 2010. Dr. Isiadinso is Associate Director of the Emory Heart & Vascular Center’s Women’s Heart Program and she is committed to helping women and men live healthy lives.