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Heart-Smart Women: All about Women’s Heart Health

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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.


Yet there is good news: we now know that up to 80% of all cardiovascular disease is preventable! In this interactive and (surprisingly!) fun annual event in Victoria, BC, Carolyn will share the latest updates from Mayo Clinic and other respected world experts as you learn about: - women's unique cardiac risk factors and how to address them starting now - 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 Do something good for your own heart by participating in this special women's event! Open to all, Carolyn's presentations have been described as "part cardiology bootcamp and part stand-up comedy!"


Her award-winning blog HEART SISTERS - www.myheartsisters.org - has had over 6.5 million views from 190 countries worldwide, and her writing about women's heart health and the 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 system for cardiac research papers submitted for publication in the BMJ. She has recently signed a publishing contract with Johns Hopkins University Press (the oldest academic publishing house in North America) to write a book based on her HEART SISTERS articles.


Admission to this important presentation is FREE, but pre-registration is required because Carolyn's heart talks are always full with a waiting list.


You can reserve your seat by ending an email to: [email protected] - adding your first and last name, your phone number, the name of the session you would like to register for (“Heart-Smart Women”) and the number of people you are registering.


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 finding out more about NOT becoming one!

Cost: Free Event
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Talks | Lectures
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    Health & Wellness
Location: Hillside Seniors Health Centre
1454 Hillside Ave , Victoria
This event is for Adults, Seniors
More Info: Liz McCarter
[email protected]
250 370-5688 extension 34682
Event Website
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