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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 suburban campus just outside of Philadelphia, the 389-bed, not-for-profit teaching hospital includes one of the nation’s leading cardiovascular centers; the Lankenau Institute of Medical Research, one of the few freestanding hospital-associated research centers in the nation; and the Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education. Lankenau offers state-of-the-art services from cancer care to maternity care. Lankenau is ranked #14 in Pennsylvania and #10 in the Philadelphia metro area in US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, and is high-performing in 12 of 16 potential categories: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, ear, nose and throat, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. 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. The hospital has achieved MAGNET® designation, the nation’s highest award for excellence in nursing care. For more information about Lankenau Medical Center, visit mainlinehealth.org/lankenau.

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