On Tuesday, May 14, WomenHeart will launch a new national initiative about afib and stroke risk for Hispanic women. StopAfib.org is honored to be a partner with WomenHeart in this. Here is the announcement from WomenHeart:
Join WomenHeart as we launch the first national educational initiative about atrial fibrillation and stroke risk for Hispanic women.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Program
Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room B339,
Learn from experts and patients, including what you can do to prevent afib and stroke for las mujeres Hispanas! Speakers include:
- Alvaro Gomez, MD, FACC, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute of Miami
- Mildred Rodriguez, heart disease survivor, WomenHeart Champion
- Marcela Gaitan, Senior Director for External Relations, National Alliance for Hispanic Health
This new national initiative will feature an overview of this serious heart condition, atrial fibrillation, and the stroke risk associated with it, and the release of Spanish language educational materials available on www.womenheart.org. 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 stroke risk.
An overwhelming 70 percent of Hispanic women have at least one risk factor for heart disease. Additionally, surveys indicate that Hispanic women are less aware
Please note that the program will be conducted in English, but feature a video and materials in Spanish.
This briefing is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Burlington Coat Factory and the American College of Cardiology
- League of United Latin American Citizens
- National Alliance for Hispanic Health
- National Association of Hispanic Nurses
- National Council of La Raza
- National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
- National Hispanic Medical Association
- National Stroke Association