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A series of free online events with education on women’s heart health, presented by women physicians from Abrazo Health, will be offered during national Heart Month in February.

Community members can visit abrazohealth.com to register for the daily series of webinars during the week of Feb. 15–19. The schedule and topics include:

  • Feb. 15 (noon): “Heart disease: Is it really the silent killer?” presented by Dr. Aye Win
  • Feb. 16 (noon): “Management of atherosclerosis peripheral disease” presented by Dr. Dawn Olsen
  • Feb. 17 (noon): “Relationship between smoking, heart disease and stroke” presented by Dr. Emun Abdu
  • Feb. 17 (5pm): “Why women shouldn’t ignore chest pain and fatigue” presented by Dr. Sheena Prakash
  • Feb. 18 (noon): “Atrial fibrillation or irregular heartbeat” presented by Dr. Divya Varma
  • Feb. 19 (noon): “Lipid management” presented by Dr. Kris Sellberg

Each year during National Heart Month, health professionals remind the community that heart disease is prevalent among both women and men, yet it can be managed, and in some cases, prevented altogether.

The most common forms of heart disease are heart failure, heart valve disease, coronary artery disease and irregular heartbeat. Traditional risk factors for heart disease — such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity — affect women and men equally. It’s an equal opportunity condition.

Abrazo says that the good news is that there are many new treatment options for heart disease that not only allow patients to live longer but also improve their quality of life.

Visit abrazohealth.com for more information on heart health and the women’s heart health webinar series.

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