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Houston Methodist Hospital hosts seminar on women and heart disease

Houston Methodist Hospital hosts seminar on women and heart disease

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Houston Methodist Hospital will host Heart of A Woman on Saturday, Feb. 16. The all-day event is designed to educate women about the gender-specific symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.

“Heart problems in women are more likely to be missed, than they are in men,” said John P. Cooke, M.D., Ph.D., department chair of cardiovascular sciences at Houston Methodist Research Institute and one of the event organizers. “The event will feature some of the nation’s foremost authorities on heart disease, giving women the information they need to recognize the signs and symptoms of heart disease and proactively improve their own health.”

Some of the topics will include atrial fibrillation, heart failure, stress testing, interventional treatment of coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease (imaging and interventional treatment) and prevention.

“Heart disease, not breast cancer, is the number one killer of women in the United States,” said Karla Kurrelmeyer, a cardiologist with Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and one of the event organizers. “Women need to know all they can about the disease and this event will give them all the information they need.”

In addition, Chef Luca Manfe, season 4 winner of FOX’s MasterChef, will walk the audience through a cooking demonstration. Lunch will feature a menu designed by Manfe, but prepared by another chef.

The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Houston Methodist Research Institute, 6670 Bertner Avenue, in the Texas Medical Center. The cost is $20 for attendees. Physicians can also receive CME credit. To register, log on to events.houstonmethodist.org/how.

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