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Atrial fibrillation and stroke risk in Hispanic American women
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Atrial fibrillation and stroke risk in Hispanic American women

5/14/2013

When: Tuesday, May 14th
8:30 - 10 a.m.
Where: Rayburn House Office Building, Room B339
45 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, District of Columbia  
United States
Contact:
Eva Maciejewski

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WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease will launch the first national educational initiative about atrial fibrillation and stroke risk for Hispanic women, Tuesday, May 14 in Washington, DC. This new national initiative will feature an overview of this serious heart condition, the stroke risk associated with afib, the story of afib patient Consuelo "Connie" Cordova, and the release of Spanish language educational materials to be made available nationally on www.womenheart.org and WomenHeartTV on YouTube.

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Afib is responsible for 15 to 20 percent of strokes, and women with afib have a much more pronounced risk for stroke, cardiac arrest and death than men. Afib is a serious heart condition that requires early and accurate diagnosis and proper treatment to control it, and control stroke risk. Afib typically occurs in patients who have underlying heart disease. An overwhelming 70% of Hispanic women have at least one risk factor for heart disease, making it more likely they will get afib.

To obtain media credentials, schedule advance interviews and for more information, please contact Lisa Clough at (202) 464-8734, lclough@womenheart.org; or Eva Maciejewski at (202) 464-8737, emaciejewski@womenheart.org.


WHAT:

Program on atrial fibrillation and stroke risk in Hispanic American women


WHEN:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m.-10 a.m. Program


WHERE:

Rayburn House Office Building
Room B339
45 Independence Ave. S.W.
Washington, DC

 
WHO:

Alvaro Gomez, MD
Cardiovascular Center of South Florida and Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute

Mildred Rodriguez, heart disease survivor, WomenHeart Champion

Marcela Gaitan, Senior Director for External Relations, National Alliance for Hispanic Health

Lisa M. Tate
CEO, WomenHeart

 
 
 

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