Heart disease is the number one killer of women, deadlier than all forms of cancer combined. More women than men die every year. C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, FAHA is a world-renowned cardiologist and Director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center in the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute will address the issue Mon., March 10th at a luncheon at the Ebell of Los Angeles.
Women’s heart conditions often go undetected because life-saving protocols and diagnostics were developed over a half-century of studying men only – and women are biologically different, not just smaller versions of men. Her pioneering research into gender differences in heart disease is redefining the medical knowledge in the field.
“One of my goals for the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center is to make women aware of the symptoms of for female-pattern heart disease so they can be properly diagnosed,” Dr. Bairey Merz said. “Even many doctors are unaware that women and men are different.”
The Ebell of Los Angeles is a non-profit organization founded by and for women in 1894. Its mission is threefold: education, philanthropy and preservation of its historic Italian Renaissance Revival landmark 1927 building, designated an “American Treasure” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Open to the public, the lunch and lecture “Women and Heart Disease: What You Need to Know,” March 10th at The Ebell of Los Angeles, 743 S. Lucerne Blvd. Lunch begins at 12:00 noon, preceded by a social half hour. $25 for Ebell members, $30 for non-members. Tickets are available at www.ebelleventtickets.com or call (323) 931.1277 ext. 131.
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