CONTACT: TOM WALLJASPER
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Feb. 7, 2000
Public is invited to seminar on women, heart disease
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Area residents are invited to hear University of Iowa
cardiologist Ellen Gordon, M.D., discuss women and heart disease at a free
seminar at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at the Radisson Hotel in Iowa City.
Gordon will present "Women and Heart Disease: Know the Risk Factors."
Free cholesterol screenings and blood pressure checks will be offered before
the presentation from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.
The event is one of a series of educational seminars planned by University
of Iowa Health Care.
An associate professor (clinical) of internal medicine at the UI, Gordon
is also the medical director of Cardiovascular Health, Assessment, Management
and Prevention Services (CHAMPS) at the UI Hospitals and Clinics.
Currently, it is estimated that one in two women will eventually die of
heart disease or stroke, compared with one in 27 who will eventually die of
breast cancer, according to the American Heart Association. The good news
is that people can substantially reduce many risk factors for heart disease
and stroke with a few simple lifestyle changes.
In addition to discussing women's heart disease risk factors, Gordon will
discuss advances in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in women.
Pre-registration for this program is encouraged. For more information, or
to register, call (319) 384-8442 or toll-free at (800) 777-8442.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI College
of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical
education and research programs and services they provide.