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Disparities in heart health to be addressed by national leaders at women's health summit
Date:11/21/2011

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WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease

PVD in Women: Are There Any Gaps?
Jeffrey W. Olin, DO
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Role of Intravascular Imaging in Women: What Can We Learn from Multimodality Imaging?
Annapoorna S. Kini, MBBS
Mount Sinai Medical Center

The Role of Genetic Biomarkers in Enhancing Diagnosis of Coronary Disease in Women
Alexandra Lansky, MD
Yale School of Medicine

Update on Progress Made on Gender-Based Outcomes
Suzanne Haynes, PhD
US Department of Health and Human Services

Use of Existing Databases to Evaluate Outcomes in Women: The WIN NCDR Initiative
Roxana Mehran, MD
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Why Are D2B Times Still Higher in Women Presenting with Acute Myocardial Infarction?
Cindy L. Grines, MD
Detroit Medical Center

WHY:

Research has demonstrated that there are significant disparities in heart health between men and women. Too few people realize the staggering toll cardiovascular disease has on women. Over the past 40 years, there has been a marked reduction in U.S. heart disease deaths in men, but reductions in women have continued to lag behind. More needs to be done to provide women with the knowledge and tools they need to take positive action to reduce their risk of heart disease, as well as to drive the discovery and investigation of new and innovative therapies for women.

HOW TO REGISTER:

Media may apply for registration by contacting Judy Romero at 646-434-46008 or jromero@crf.org.


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Contact: Judy Romero
jromero@crf.org
Cardiovascular Research Foundation
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