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Louisville Symposium to Help Educate Women
on Heart Disease Treatment and Prevention
Symposium to take place Saturday, July 15
Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease, hypertension and stroke, is the number one killer of women in the United States, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. According to the American Heart Association, a woman dies from heart disease every 60 seconds, but the disease is preventable. To help educate community members, physicians, nurses and health professionals about heart disease prevention, recognition and treatment, KentuckyOne Health and University of Louisville Physicians will hold a one-day conference on Saturday, July 15.
4th Annual Louisville Symposium on Heart Disease in Women
“Essentials of Heart Healthy Living”
Saturday, July 15
8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Muhammad Ali Center
144 N. 6th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
·Kendra Grubb, MD, Symposium Co-director; University of Louisville Physicians; Assistant Professor, UofL Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery; Director of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery at Jewish Hospital and UofL.
· Lorrel Brown, MD, Symposium Co-director; University of Louisville Physicians; Associated Director of Medicine, UofL Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship.
· Margo Minissian, PhDc, ACNP, keynote speaker, Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
·Additional physicians from KentuckyOne Health and University of Louisville Physicians
The conference begins at 8 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast, with the program set to begin at 8:30 a.m. The event ends at 4 p.m.
Topics will include heart healthy diet, congestive heart failure, ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, arrhythmias, cardiac imaging and diagnostics, and therapeutic dilemmas in cardiovascular management in women.
Registration is required to attend the seminar. Costs are $100 for physicians, $50 for allied health professionals/nurses, $25 for community members, and free for students/residents/fellows. To register, visit www.louisvilleheartdiseasewomen.com/registration.html.
For more about the conference, call Kimberly Risinger or Elle Becker at 502.588.7600, or visit www.louisvilleheartdiseasewomen.com/home.html.
Distinguished sponsors of the event are the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation, UofL Department of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, and Medtronic. Additional sponsors include Edwards, Baxter, UofL Physicians, Valiant Captivia, Evolut R and Cardio DX.
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