Saturday, September 19, 2009

Guthrie Cardiovascular Center event to address women, heart disease in Ithaca (USA)

Guthrie Cardiovascular Center will hold a Women and Heart Disease event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at The Holiday Inn, 222 S. Cayuga St. The free program, titled Women and Heart Disease: What You Need to Know, addresses issues related to women's heart health, and how heart disease affects women differently than men. The evening includes dinner, educational presentations and a panel discussion. Topics are "Prevention Strategies for Heart Disease," including information on risk factors, nutrition and exercise; "How to Fix a Broken Heart," given by Guthrie cardiologist Kishore Harjai; and "Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery," given by cardiothoracic surgeon Felice Reitknecht. A question-and-answer session by a panel of seven experts will round out the evening

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