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Women’s Heart Initiative hosted "A Lifetime Roadmap to Heart Health"

Lankenau Medical Center November 9, 2015 News Releases

Women's Heart Initiative educational event attracts more than 125 women from the Main Line Health community to learn about heart health

On November 4, 2015, the Lankenau Heart Institute's Women's Heart Initiative hosted an educational program for the community, "A Lifetime Roadmap to Heart Health," featuring its team of female cardiologists. The two-part event featured an hour of hors d'oeuvres and interactive educational display tables. Attendees participated in health screenings, including blood pressure; BMI; and fat, sugar and salt screenings and were able to discuss their results and learn ways to lower their personal risk with nurses on site. There were also interactive displays about diet, exercise, being heart smart, the American Heart Association heart disease tribute wall, and beauticians from Estee Lauder (Macy's King of Prussia) offering make-up samples and beauty consultations.

Following the hors d'oeuvres hour, attendees were treated to a women's heart health panel moderated by Ashley Patterson, Publisher of Philadelphia magazine. The panel featured personal stories shared by three heart disease survivors, and focused on women's heart health at every stage of life. Following the patient's stories, Lankenau Heart Institute cardiologists offered advice for optimal heart health, and discussed topics like eating disorders' effect on the heart, pregnancy and heart disease, menopause and heart disease, atrial fibrillation, and new minimally invasive options.

About Lankenau Heart Institute

The Lankenau Heart Institute is Main Line Health’s premier, comprehensive cardiovascular medicine and surgery program. The Lankenau Heart Institute brings together the clinical expertise of all four Main Line Health acute care hospitals and community cardiology practices to ensure that patients receive a level of quality, service, and experience that is unprecedented in the region. Through the system-wide coordination of services, the Lankenau Heart Institute delivers preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative cardiovascular services at each of our locations including Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital.

Lankenau Heart Institute continues to be a pioneer in the use of beating-heart techniques and robotic-assisted procedures for coronary artery revascularization, minimally invasive and transcatheter approaches for valve repair and replacement, and complex aortic surgeries. With our growing experience and focus on minimally invasive techniques, Lankenau Heart Institute has expanded participation in clinical trials year over year. Our physicians are frequently invited to participate in clinical/medical device trials, many of these designed to facilitate minimally invasive procedures/approaches.

With a collaborative team of expert consultative cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and specially trained nurses and technologists, the Lankenau Heart Institute is dedicated to managing and treating patients with heart failure, aortic disease, coronary and peripheral vascular disease, heart rhythm disorders and valve disease. Our team of cardiologists and cardiac specialists provide patients and their families with expert cardiac care, close to home.