Thursday, March 4, 2010

Women's Heart Group Offered at Northwest

Do you or someone you know have heart disease?

A partnership through Northwest Hospital and the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is now providing support for women living with heart disease. Heart disease can include coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Each year, roughly 1.2 million Americans have a coronary attack, and about 452,000 will die.

Heart disease is the No.1 killer of women. The mission of WomenHeart is to improve the health and quality of women with heart disease and to be advocates.

A Baltimore County chapter of WomenHeart was recently formed. The first meeting will be Tuesday, March 9 at 11 a.m. in the Reisters Room on the Ground Floor of Northwest Hospital. Women who have heart disease or at risk for heart disease (for example, hypertension) are invited to attend. A heart-healthy brown bag lunch is encouraged.

For more information, call Cardiac Rehab's Lisa Gerberg at 410-701-4333.

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