Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center Go Red for Women on Feb. 1

Article ID: 598597

Released: 30-Jan-2013 12:00 AM EST

Source Newsroom: Cedars-Sinai


Hundreds of healthcare professionals at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute will wear red on Friday, Feb. 1, to mark National Go Red for Women Day.

WHAT: Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute healthcare professionals and medical center employees will meet for a group photo at 11 a.m. on Feb. 1 to mark National Wear Red Day. Dressing in red demonstrates support for heightened awareness of heart disease risk factors as well as increased public education on gender differences in heart disease. After the photo session, attendees will enjoy a heart healthy lunch and attend a presentation by Puja Mehta, MD, about new research into gender differences in heart disease.

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, 11 a.m.

WHERE: Cedars-Sinai, Harvey Morse Auditorium, 7600 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, 90048. Click here for a map of the Cedars-Sinai campus.

PARKING: Free media parking in Lot 2 on George Burns Road, just south of Beverly Boulevard.

WHO: Chrisandra Shufelt, MD, Puja Mehta, MD, and Margo Minissian, ACNP, will be available for interviews. The Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center in the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute provides risk assessment, diagnosis and heart disease care at a hospital ranked among the top in the nation for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News and World Report. The center is designed to help women reduce their chances of heart disease through a preventive approach, including state-of-the-art testing.

The Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center is an international leader in research and public education about the gender differences in heart disease symptoms, diagnoses and treatments. Research has shown that men and women often experience different forms of heart disease. Men who experience a heart attack often feel a tingling in their left arm and chest pain while women’s symptoms may include extreme fatigue, nausea and back pain.

Women and Heart Disease Statistics

• Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 cause of death for U.S. women. • Two out of three American women have at least one risk factor for heart disease. • One out of two American women will develop heart and vascular disease. • 12 times as many women die of heart disease every year as die from breast cancer. • 455,000 American women die of heart disease every year, compared to 410,000 men.• One-quarter to one-half of women with heart disease experience different symptoms than men typically do. For example, many women experience extreme fatigue and nausea, while men report a tingling feeling in their left arm.

Source: American Heart Association

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