ming fatigue, indigestion, and anxiety, which can sometimes be symptoms that are present right before a heart attack. Women often dismiss those symptoms for needing to lie down to get some extra rest, when in fact they need to get into a hospital."
This is why Dr. Rigolin emphasizes that promoting awareness among women of the early, and often misdiagnosed, indicators of the disease is so important.
"Each day we learn more about how unique a woman's heart health needs are, and how those change over time," she says. "By focusing on those needs, we not only want to develop the best treatment options for women -- we want to reduce their risk of even developing heart disease."
Constantly seeking to advance the scientific knowledge of cardiovascular disease in women and improve treatment, the center also holds a variety of clinical trials, with participation opportunities available to women who qualify.
Drs. Mendelson, Rigolin and Gulati are among several presenters at the Center's upcoming Second-Annual Women's Cardiovascular Health Symposium, which will be held in Prentice Women's Hospital next Wednesday, Feb. 4. Several lectures are available to the public. For more information about program attendance or to learn more about the Center for Women's Cardiovascular Health, visit www.heart.nmh.org or call 312-MYHEART (312-694-3278).
About Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of the country's premier academic medical centers and is the primary teaching hospital of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Along with its Prentice Women's Hospital and Stone Institute of Psychiatry, the hospital comprises 873 beds, 1,554 affiliated physicians and 6,747 employees. Northwestern Memorial is recogni
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