Heart Smart Women - at the Cathedral!
Saturday, May 13th, 2017
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Until her own heart attack in 2008 (and subsequent health advocacy training at the world-famous Mayo Clinic - the first Canadian ever invited to attend the WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium for Women With Heart Disease!), CAROLYN THOMAS had no clue that more women than men die of heart disease each year (although that statistic's been true since 1984!) Or that heart disease kills six times more women annually than breast cancer does. Or that every year, heart disease kills more women than ALL forms of cancer combined. Yet there's also good news: we now know that up to 80% of all cardiovascular disease is actually preventable!
In this interactive and entertaining presentation and afternoon tea at the beautiful Christchurch Cathedral in Victoria, BC Canada, Carolyn will share emerging research on: - women's unique cardiac risk factors and how to address them - signs and symptoms that you might be having a heart attack (including a number of vague, atypical symptoms common in women that just might shock you) - lessons about heart attack survival to inspire you - and the crucial differences betwen men's and women's heart disease - from diagnosis to treatment!
Open to all, Carolyn's "Heart Smart Women" presentations have been described as "part cardiology bootcamp, and part stand-up comedy!" Her award-winning blog HEART SISTERS has had almost 11 million views from 190 countries worldwide, and her writing about the heart patient experience has been republished internationally, including in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
In 2014, she was also invited by that journal to become a Patient Reviewer as part of their innovative Peer Review approval protocol for cardiology research papers submitted for publication in the BMJ. Her new book "A Woman's Guide to Living With Heart Disease" is based on her HEART SISTERS blog articles, to be published by Johns Hopkins University Press; look for it in a bookstore near you this November!
Admission to this important Mothers Day Weekend presentation and Afternoon Tea is BY DONATION, with all profits split equally between the Cathedral and the local charity, Our Place. Space is limited so pre-registration is required to book a space by emailing your name and the number of people attending with you to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up with a girlfriend, daughter, mother, sister or any other women you care about - whether you're a heart patient already or simply interested in NOT ever becoming one! More info about "Heart-Smart Women in the Cathedral" at: https://myheartsisters.org/yes-it-s-all-about-me/about-my-presentations/