Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among women, striking one in three. Heart disease is more deadly for women than all forms of cancer combined, according to the American Heart Association, and 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors, and more than one in three have some form of cardiovascular disease. Yet, women don’t recognize that heart disease is their biggest health threat.
The University of Louisville, in conjunction with KentuckyOne Health and University of Louisville Physicians, is hosting a one-day conference in Louisville to help educate patients and health care professionals about the prevention, recognition and treatment of heart disease in women.
Kendra Grubb, MD, assistant professor of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at UofL, has organized the 2014 Louisville Symposium on Heart Disease in Women, planned for Saturday, June 28, at the Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart & Lung Center.
The event is designed to provide physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and the community with up-to-date information pertaining to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease in women. Two dozen doctors and health professionals are scheduled to speak including Toni Ganzel, MD, dean of the UofL School of Medicine, and Ruth Brinkley, CEO of KentuckyOne Health.
The conference begins at 7 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast, with the program starting at 8 a.m. The event ends at 5 p.m., with a reception to follow. Continuing medical education (CME) credit is available. For more information on CME credit, visit
For more about the conference, go to LouisvilleHeartDiseaseWomen.com/home.html or call 502.561.2180.