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
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, 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 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 as number six in Pennsylvania and number four in the Philadelphia metro area in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals. Lankenau Medical Center is also ranked nationally for diabetes and endocrinology, and is high-performing in eight specialties: cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, neurology & 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. Lankenau has earned Magnet® designation for the third time for its superior nursing staff. For more information about Lankenau Medical Center, visit mainlinehealth.org/lankenau.
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