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UCLA Women & Philanthropy Hosts Heart Health Seminar

  UCLA Women & Philanthropy Hosts Heart Health Seminar  

(From left) Ann Meyers Drysdale; Drs. Reena Patel, Tamara B. Horwich and Sheila Sahni; volunteers Melissa Pugash and Tracy Isenberg; and Drs. Marcella Calfon Press and Karol E. Watson.
Photo: Gina Weitzel

According to the American Heart Association, only 55 percent of women know that cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 cause of death among women, and an even smaller percentage of women know the symptoms of heart disease or stroke. To promote awareness, UCLA Women & Philanthropy hosted an educational seminar on cardiovascular health at the Center Club Orange County in Costa Mesa on March 9, 2017. Fourth in a series of conversations with cardiologists from the UCLA Women’s Cardiovascular Center and the UCLA Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health Program, the event featured presentations about the need for cardiovascular screenings, the relationship of stress and lifestyle on heart disease and current research in women’s cardiovascular disease.

Cardiologists from the UCLA Women’s Cardiovascular Center in Westwood, Drs. Karol E. Watson (RES ’92, FEL ’97, PHD ’98), Tamara B. Horwich (RES ’02, FEL ’06) and Marcella Calfon Press, partnered with UCLA Health Drs. Reena Patel of Redondo Beach Primary and Specialty Care Center and Sheila Sahni, who completed a cardiovascular-diseases fellowship at UCLA in 2016 and currently is an interventional-cardiology fellow at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Special guest Ann Meyers Drysdale, a 1978 UCLA graduate, Bruin athlete and inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, who was ranked as one of the 10 greatest female athletes of all time by Time magazine, spoke about how heart disease has affected her family. The presentation was followed by a reception with heart-healthy refreshments. UCLA Women & Philanthropy Hosts Heart Health Seminar

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


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