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Celebrate February "American Heart Month" with the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute!

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January 23, 2009

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Since 1963, Congress has required the president to proclaim February "American Heart Month" in recognition of the ongoing fight against cardiovascular disease in the United States.  Because cardiac and vascular disease (including stroke) remains the nation's leading cause of permanent disability and premature death, you owe it to yourself to increase your awareness of cardiovascular disease through a variety of educational events scheduled in February in conjunction with the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 5:15-8:00 pm
Second Annual Women's Cardiovascular Symposium "Heart Health - What Smart Women Need to Know."  Please join cardiovascular experts from the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute for a unique opportunity to learn the latest heart information, including what it takes to reduce your risk and improve heart health.

Friday, February 6, 2009
National Wear Red Day.  As part of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement, Americans nationwide wear red to show their support and raise awareness for women's cardiovascular disease. The Center for Women's Cardiovascular Health at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute encourages all women (and men) to take care of their hearts and wear red on February 6.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 7:00-8:00 pm
Patient Power Webcast with Charles J. Davidson, MD.  
"Coronary Artery Stents vs. Bypass Surgery: What are the Considerations?"  Dr. Davidson is an interventional cardiologist and the medical director of the Center for Coronary Disease at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, chief, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, and director, Interventional Cardiology.  He is also professor of Medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.
 
Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 7:00-7:30 pm
Patient Power Webcast with Kim R. Lebowitz, PhD.  
"Depression After a Cardiac Event or Cardiac Surgery"  
Dr. Lebowitz is founder and director of the Cardiac Behavioral Medicine Service of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, assistant professor of Surgery and assistant professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialization in cardiac psychology.

Friday, February 27, 2009
Chicago Go Red for Women Luncheon.  Women from Chicago's corporate, medical, and social communities receive lifesaving information about cardiovascular health during this interactive event.

Additional Information about Heart Health

Risk Factors and Cardiovascular Disease
Did you know that research shows that modifying your risk factors can prolong and improve the quality of your life?  Know your risk factors!

Exercise and Your Heart
Women should engage in a minimum of 30 minutes of aerobic activity (e.g., brisk walking) five days a week.  Your heart is a muscle that becomes stronger and more efficient with exercise.     

Learn the Symptoms of Heart Attack and Stroke
Women may experience different symptoms during a heart attack than men.  Learning to identify these symptoms will prepare you to take action in the event of a cardiovascular emergency.  

If you or someone you love requires the experience of the world's leading heart and vascular experts, please contact the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute to receive exceptional patient care and the most advanced treatments available.

Contact
The Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
1-866-662-8467 (toll free)

Last UpdateApril 21, 2011
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