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.
Paint the Town Red
Mark your calendars this February! The Women’s Heart Initiative will be
honoring heart month in style with its second annual ‘Paint the Town
Red’ event on Thursday, February 26 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore.
Part of a month-long lineup of heart healthy events, ‘Paint the Town
Red’ will be an evening of fun, friends, networking and shopping to
raise awareness of risk factors for heart disease and encourage women to
take charge of their heart health. Despite awareness efforts, heart
disease remains the #1 killer of women and 90 percent of women have at
least one risk factor for heart disease. The Women’s Heart Initiative,
Lankenau Heart Institute’s unique women’s heart program is dedicated to
empowering 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 heart health and care.
With this in mind, ‘Paint the Town Red’ will offer attendees the
opportunity to meet the Lankenau Heart Institute’s team of female
cardiologists. The event will also feature healthy hors d’oeuvres and
local vendors including Bella Oliva, Ellie Boutique, Gingy’s Boutique,
Heigh Ho Silver, Life’s Patina, Louella, Stitch Haus, Sweet Ashley's
Chocolates, The Perfect Gift, Trish McEvoy Cosmetics and Visual Effects
Registration is required for this event
and admission is $40. We hope that you will join us for an evening of
entertainment and education to recognize American Heart Month. Lankenau
Heart Institute, part of Main Line Health is a proud sponsor of the
American Heart Association’s ‘Go Red for Women’ campaign.
On Nov. 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.
Janet Bond Brill, PhD,
a nationally-recognized cardiovascular nutritionist, health and fitness
expert and published author, spoke to attendees about ways to balance a
heart-healthy diet with the foods they want to eat. The Food Network’s Katie
Cavuto, MS, RD and was also on hand with a healthy cooking
demonstration. The program included sessions on the importance of
vitamins for women’s heart health presented by Lisa
Beth Freedman, MD, a show and tell of the daVinci Surgical System by
Lankenau’s Chief of Cardiac Surgery Francis
Sutter, DO, a demonstration by the skin care experts Aveeno and
Neutrogena on keeping your skin looking young and healthy and blood
pressure and body mass index health screenings. A panel discussion
rounded out the program and featured MLH Cardiologist Andrea
Becker, MD; Gynecologist Beverly
Vaughn, MD; Endocrinologist Meg
Ryan, MD; and Dermatologist Michele
Attendees were overwhelmingly positive about the evening’s activities:
“I wanted to express how terrific the program was last night. The food
was wonderful and the panel was excellent.” “This event demonstrates
Main Line Health’s commitment to keeping our community healthy.” “My
guest was quite impressed with her first visit to Lankenau, with expert
doctors on hand to answer questions. The community is very fortunate to
have this available.”
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
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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