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Join WomenHeart for an informative Congressional Briefing on Heart Failure. The event is free to attend. Please confirm your attendance:

When: 4/28/2015
9:00 AM
Where: Cannon House Office Building
27 Independence Ave SE
Room 121
Washington, District of Columbia  20003
United States
Contact: (202) 464-8743

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Heart Failure in Women

Research and Policy Briefing

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Cannon House Office Building, Room 121, 27 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC

9:00-10:00 a.m.




Mary McGowan, CEO, WomenHeart

Living with Heart Failure: The Patient’s Perspective  

Eileen Dreczka, WomenHeart Champion

Heart Failure in Women:  Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Mary Norine Walsh, M.D.,  Medical Director, Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation, St Vincent Heart Center of Indiana       

Lessons Learned from Women with Heart Failure: Summary of Findings from the WomenHeart Survey, Telephone Focus Groups and Roundtables

Everly Macario, Sc.D., M.S., Ed.M., Public Health Communications Researcher, IQ

Policy Recommendations from Key Opinion Leaders Workshop

Susan M. Campbell, MPH, Vice President of Public Policy, WomenHeart

What Congress Can Do

The Honorable Debbie Dingell (MI-12)

Q & A    
Mary McGowan, WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease

Support by grants from

  • St. Jude Medical Foundation
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals 


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Co-Sponsoring Organizations

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • American Society for Preventive Cardiology
  • American Women’s Medical Association
  • Heart Failure Society of America
  • Mended Hearts
  • National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
  • Society for Women’s Health Research
  • STOP

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