ABC News Medical Contributor Dr. Marie Savard is Keynote Speaker at Lankenau Medical Center’s Women’s Heart Initiative Program

Monday, November 04, 2013

CONTACT: Megan Kutulis; 610.392.8266

WHEN: Wednesday, November 6, 6:30pm

WHAT: Marie Savard, MD, Philadelphia Cardiologist and ABC News Medical Contributor, will present How to Save Your Own Life: A Body Shape Approach to Optimal Heart Health for Women, at the “How Do You Measure Up?” program at Lankenau’s new Heart Pavilion. Participants will also learn about fitness, nutrition, genetic risk assessment, and screenings for heart health. A panel of women’s health experts from Lankenau, seven of which are female cardiologists, will take part in a Q&A session.

WHY: Although heart disease is often thought of as a problem for men, more women than men die of heart disease each year. In the United States, 1 in 4 women will die from the disease. One challenge is that the heart disease symptoms in women can be different from symptoms in men. Fortunately, women can take steps to understand their unique symptoms of heart disease and to begin to reduce their risk of the disease.

Lankenau has the largest number of female cardiologists in the region who are committed to empowering women to take control of their heart health through programs like the Women’s Heart Initiative. The event celebrates the opening of the five-story, 274,000-square-foot pavilion and the Lankenau Heart Institute, whose world-class cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and subspecialists will be collocated in the building to offer patient-centered care, integrating the latest prevention, diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation and chronic disease management services.

WHERE: Lankenau Medical Center, 100 E. Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood, PA 

About Lankenau Medical Center

Lankenau Medical Center, a member of Main Line Health, is recognized as a national leader in advancing new options to diagnose and treat illness, protect against disease and save lives. Located on a 93-acre campus just outside of Philadelphia, Lankenau Medical Center is a 389-bed, not-for-profit teaching hospital that includes one of the nation’s leading cardiovascular centers; the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, one of the few freestanding hospital-associated research centers in the nation; and the Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education, that trains over 100 new physicians each year through nationally ranked residency and fellowship programs. Lankenau has received both regional and national recognition for its excellence in providing state-of-the-art, quality care. Lankenau Medical Center has been named among the top 10 hospitals in Pennsylvania and top five in the Philadelphia metro area in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2016–2017, and was ranked as high-performing in four specialties: gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, orthopedics and pulmonology. Lankenau was also ranked as high performing in all nine of the Common Core specialty areas that the publication analyzes, including: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, COPD, colon cancer surgery, congestive heart failure, heart bypass surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. Lankenau has achieved The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care and breast cancer care and is one of the nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Lankenau has also been ranked for multiple years as one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics. Lankenau has also earned the highest distinction for excellence in nursing care, the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® designation.

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