Preventing & Treating Heart Disease in Women

Chat Date: Tuesday, February, 11
Chat Time: 12pm – 1pm
Chat leader: Alexis Cutchins, MD
Chat Topic: Preventing and treating heart disease in women

Chat Overview
Educate yourself on what you can do to prevent heart disease by joining us on Tuesday, February 11 for a live web chat titled “Preventing and treating heart disease in women”. Emory Women’s Heart Center cardiologist at Emory University Hospital Midtown, Alexis Cutchins will be able to answer questions on risk factors, symptoms, prevention and treatments for women with heart disease. Take action today to prevent heart disease in yourself and your loved ones.

  • Kate

    I have a strong family history of heart disease but I am only in my 30’s. Should I be evaluated?

    • A strong family history of heart disease is certainly a reason to get evaluated. I would recommend either setting up an appointment with our Women’s Heart Center screening clinic or seeing a cardiologist who specializes in prevention. There are many things you can do to decrease your risk of heart disease down the road. Please visit emoryhealthcare.org/womensheart or call 404-778-7777.

  • Constance

    I have a heart murmur, might this lead to heart disease?

    • A “heart murmur” could mean a variety of things. There are benign heart murmurs that have no effect on heart function or blood flow but there are also heart murmurs that can progress towards significant disease. I would recommend evaluation with an echocardiogram and consultation with a cardiologist in order to get an accurate answer to your question. To schedule an appointment for an arrhythmia, heart rhythm disorder, screening please call 404-778-7777.

  • Ardell S.

    I thank you very much, Dr. Cutchins, for sharing your very professional knowledge, encouraging us to take care of ourselves, and telling of useful resources to seek out to improve our health. May God bless you.

  • Cindy

    Thank you to whomever thought about and organized this chat with Dr. Cutchins! Also, thank you to whomever summarized the chat and posted it. What a great benefit to Emory employees. Thank you to Dr. Cutchins for your time, informative, relevant, and compassionate answers to our questions! Also, liked learning about screenings available to us as well. This was a terrific chat!