Despite the fact that it’s often thought of as a man’s disease, you may be surprised to learn that over 40 million women live with cardiovascular disease and over 8 million have a history of heart attack or chest pain. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death in American women and five times as many women die each year from heart disease than from breast cancer.
It is critical that women take control of their heart health and learn how to protect themselves from this deadly disease. If you think you could be at risk for heart disease or just want to learn more, join me for an interactive web chat on the topic of Women and Heart Disease. I will be available to answer questions and discuss various topics about women and heart disease including how symptoms are different in women than men, diagnosing heart disease and preventing heart disease.
Women & Heart Disease Online Chat Details:
Chat date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Chat time: 12:30pm
Chat registration: Women & Heart Disease: UPDATE CHAT TRANSCRIPT
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 an active member in the development of the Emory Heart & Vascular Center’s Women’s Heart Health Program, and she is committed to helping women and men live healthy lives.