“Heart disease is still the number one killer of women in the United States, claiming more women’s lives than the next seven causes of death combined,” said Marla Mendelson, MD, cardiologist and medical director of the Program for Women’s Cardiovascular Health at Northwestern’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. “The older a woman gets, the more likely she is to get heart disease. But, women of all ages need to be concerned about their heart health.”
- A physician/patient panel, lead by Marla Mendelson, MD, medical director of the Program for Women’s Cardiovascular Health at Northwestern’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and Vera Rigolin, MD, associate medical director of the Program for Women’s Cardiovascular Health
- Interactive, international cooking demonstration with Robert Kushner, MD, medical director of the Center for Lifestyle Medicineat Northwestern Memorial Hospital
- A session focused on heart disease and diversity in Chicago presented by Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, medical director of the Center for Preventative Cardiology at Northwestern’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
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For more information about the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, or to schedule an appointment, please call 312-926-0779 or visit us online at www.heart.nmh.org. Also, visit the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bluhmcardiovascularinstitute.