Heart of a Woman
Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, yet many women are unaware of their risk factors and potential symptoms that are often much different from the classic chest pain experienced by men. Increased awareness is key to preventing heart problems, so the Houston chapter of the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation is partnering with Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center to host “Heart of a Woman.” This exciting conference is designed to educate women about the gender-specific symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and how women can proactively improve their own heart health. In addition, guest speakers representing science, medicine, and government will discuss their roles in addressing gender discrepancies in cardiovascular care for women.
• Defining heart diseases
• State common risk factors for women with heart disease
• Recognize common discrepancies that exist between men and women with heart disease
• Identify signs and symptoms of heart disease
• Recognize latest diagnostic / treatment research and scientific advances: understanding the difference between men vs. women
• Describe latest recommendations and emerging interventional therapies for women vs. men with heart disease