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This unique symposium will provide the latest information on heart health, including the relationship between cancer and your heart

Please join us May 4, 2011 at the Fourth Annual Heart Symposium: Heart Health—What Smart Women Need to Know. This unique symposium will provide the latest information on heart health, including the relationship between cancer and your heart. Be there as we explore heart disease risk factors, and learn how you can fit a heart healthy lifestyle into your busy schedule.

Heart Health: What Smart Women Need to Know

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Prentice Women’s Hospital
250 E. Superior Street, Chicago, IL
Third Floor, Conference Center

Registration fee of $30, per person ($50 for two registrants), includes lectures, materials, refreshments and discounted parking. Space is limited, be sure to register today.

The symposium is presented by the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and the Health Learning Centers. A portion of this program was funded by the Nancy and James Farley Women’s Heart Health Lecture Series.

Symposium Programs:

Preventive Strategies for Optimal Cardiovascular Health In Women

Presented by Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, MD
Learn about strategies you can employ to live the healthiest way possible for your heart. Our visiting speaker, Dr. Barrett-Connor, is a Professor and Division Chief of Epidemiology in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

Obesity Epidemic: Lifelong Concern for Women
Presented by Robert F. Kushner, MD
Center for Lifestyle Medicine
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Obesity has become a global epidemic and is one of the biggest current health problems worldwide. Dr. Kushner, the clinical director for the Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity, will discuss how this epidemic specifically affects women throughout their lifespan.

Treatment Options for Varicose Veins
Presented by William H. Pearce, MD
Division of Vascular Surgery
Northwestern's Bluhm Cardiovascular InstituteVaricose veins are gnarled and enlarged veins most commonly found in the legs and feet. Learn about the latest treatment options for varicose veins from Dr. Pearce, chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at Northwestern Memorial and medical director of the Vascular Laboratory.

Birth Control: Does it Affect Your Cardiovascular Health?
Presented by Marla A. Mendelson, MD
Division of Cardiology
Northwestern's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Many women are prescribed and take birth control but should we be concerned about how this will affect our hearts? Get the answer to that question and more as Dr. Mendelson discusses the relationship between birth control and your cardiovascular health. Dr. Mendelson is a cardiologist and the medical director of the Center for Women's Cardiovascular Health.

Heart Smart for the Cancer Patient
Presented by Vera H. Rigolin, MD
Division of Cardiology
Northwestern's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Dr. Vega Rigolin will discuss the possible adverse affects chemotherapy and radiation therapies can have on your heart. Learn which screenings may be appropriate to help you or your loved ones protect themselves. Dr. Rigolin is a cardiologist and associate medical director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute’s Center for Women's Cardiovascular Health.

We hope to see you there!

Media Contact:

Kris Lathan, Director
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Last UpdateAugust 8, 2011