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“Let’s Talk” Series Addresses Women’s Heart Disease




The UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, committed to educating women about the warning signs of heart disease and heart-healthy lifestyle tips, held an educational seminar on October 28, 2015, in the Pavilion Club of UCLA's Pauley Pavilion to raise awareness of the warning signs and risk factors of cardiovascular disease. Heart disease, while often preventable, continues to be the No. 1 cause of death among American women.

Hosted by the UCLA Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Health Program, the "Let's Talk" event featured a presentation by special guest Ann Meyers Drysdale, a 1978 UCLA graduate, Bruin athlete and inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, who talked about the impact of heart disease on her family. A lively panel discussion was led by Dr. Karol E. Watson (RES '92, FEL '97, PHD '98), director of the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Health Program; co-directors of the UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center Drs. Tamara B. Horwich (RES '02, FEL '06) and Marcella Calfon Press; and participating UCLA cardiologists Drs. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz (RES '90, '92, FEL '95), Janki Shah (RES '03) and Tracy Huynh. In addition to the cardiologists, Dr. Anne Saltzman - the first cardiac psychologist on staff at UCLA - spoke about managing stress, which is a major risk factor for heart disease.

This was the second in a series of conversations with UCLA cardiologists, psychologists and heart-disease survivors. The next event will be held on October 5, 2016, in Westwood.

For more information, contact Michelle Jacobson at: (310) 267-1213


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