The Women's Heart Initiative is a comprehensive health care program
specifically dedicated to educating and raising awareness about women's
heart care. The goal is to empower women to Learn, Act, Live—to help
women recognize the warning signs of heart disease and encourage them to
have open discussions with their physicians about their heart care.
At the Lankenau Heart Institute, our cardiac experts understand the
unique heart health needs of women and are proud to feature a team of
eleven female cardiologists. From prevention and diagnosis to treatment
and rehabilitation, when it comes to matters of the heart, a woman’s
insight is irreplaceable.
A truly healthy heart is a lifelong commitment. It means being aware of
the fact that the late-night Chinese food habit you had in your twenties
and thirties can be just as impactful on your heart as menopause is in
your fifties. It means educating yourself about all of your heart
disease risk factors—from pregnancy and birth control use to diabetes
and your calcium score.
We know a lifelong commitment can be hard to make, and you’ll have
plenty of questions along the way. With that in mind, on Wednesday,
November 4 the Women’s Heart Initiative will host A Lifetime Roadmap to
Heart Health, which aims to give you the tools you need, no matter where
you are on your road to health.
On February 26, 2015, The Lankenau Heart Institute wrapped up Heart
Month in style with its Paint the Town Red event at Merion Golf
Club—a huge success with more than 170 women in attendance! Special
guest, Melissa Jacobs, assistant editor for Main Line Today
magazine, interviewed guests and Lankenau Heart Institute’s team of
female cardiologists on the red carpet throughout the evening to provide
educational tips about a woman’s risk of heart disease.
On November 11, 2014, the Women’s Heart Initiative hosted The
Delicious Side of Heart Healthy, where attendees learned how to live
a heart-healthy lifestyle without sacrificing fun. The Women’s Heart
Initiative is Lankenau Heart Institute’s unique women’s heart program.
The program engaged more than 225 women to take charge and learn about
living a heart healthy lifestyle.
On May 9, 2014, the Lankenau Heart Institute and Women's Heart
Initiative joined the American Heart Association for the organization's
annual Go Red for Women luncheon to raise awareness about women
and heart disease.
Women's Health Source (WHS) is the free health and wellness program of
Main Line Health. Because WHS is designed for women who want to improve
and maintain a healthy lifestyle, we bring you the best resources Main
Line Health has to offer. Members enjoy exclusive benefits.
had spent Friday morning lifting weights with a personal trainer. It was
her first time with a trainer, and he put her through an incredibly
strenuous workout. Carol first sensed something was amiss as she left
“When I stepped on the stairway, I had no feeling in my foot,” recalls
Carol. “It was numb. And I was completely exhausted.” Carol says she put
mind over matter and made it home. Then came the terrible migraine,
which lasted for hours. “I didn’t think it was a red flag at the time,”
she says. “I’ve had migraines before.” She ignored it and got on a train
to meet her husband downtown for a client dinner.
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