Northwestern Memorial's Neil Stone and Martha Gulati Only Illinois Cardiologists to Sit on AHA Panel for Heart Disease Prevention in Women
Drs. Stone and Gulati helped update AHA’s guidelines for 2007
Neil J. Stone, MD and Martha Gulati, MD, both cardiologists, were the only Illinois physicians selected to sit on the national panel that was assembled by the American Heart Association to update its Guidelines for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Women. This first update to its guidelines published on Feb. 20 in a special women’s health issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The 2007 guidelines cover the new paradigm for risk assessment based on risk factors and family history, expanded recommendations on lifestyle factors such as physical activity, nutrition and smoking cessation, more in-depth recommendations on drug treatments for blood pressure and cholesterol control and much, much more.
The 2007 Guidelines for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Women represent the first update since 2004, the same year that the American Heart Association launched its multi-tiered cause marketing Go Red for Women movement to raise women’s awareness of their risk for heart disease and to help them take action to reduce their risk. Dr. Stone is the medical director of the Center for Vascular Disease at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Dr. Gulati is the associate medical director of Center for Women's Cardiovascular Health at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and a member of the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation.
For more information on heart disease and stroke or the Go Red for Women movement, call 1-888-MY-HEART or visit www.goredforwomen.org. The American Heart Association urges Congress to make the No. 1 killer of women a national priority by passing the HEART for Women Act this year. The HEART for Women Act is bipartisan federal legislation that would improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease in women. For more information, please visit www.heartforwomen.org.