Symposium Spotlights Women’s Heart Health

woman-runner-1VCU Health Pauley Heart Center will host the second annual “Heart Health in Women Symposium,” which will take place on Feb. 4 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

“Last year, we had a good turnout with 60 participants. We are hoping to steadily grow the program and advance women’s cardiovascular knowledge and care in our community,” said Phoebe Ashley, M.D., who is for the second year co-chairing the event with Jordana Kron, M.D. Ashley and Kron are among the cardiologists who will speak at the event.

This year’s topics include “The Nuances and Truth of Coronary Artery Disease in Women,” “Lipid Guidelines: What is New in Lipid Management,” “5 ECGs Not to Miss,” “Get Up and Go: Exercise and Cardiac Rehab in Women,” “Pregnancy and the Heart: Cases from Obstetrics Clinic,” “Time is Brain: Preventing and Treating Stroke in Women,” and “Obesity: Problems and Solutions.” There will also be a panel discussion on “Survivorship: The Heart of the Breast Cancer Patient” with specialists in cardio-oncology and heart failure.

“We are hoping to steadily grow the program and advance women’s cardiovascular knowledge and care in our community.”

The event is targeted to healthcare professionals. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. The program will include breakfast and conclude at noon. For more information, please contact: [email protected]

The VCU Pauley Heart Center is grateful to Ellen and Barry Chernack for their support of the Heart Health in Women Symposium.