The message couldn’t be clearer: for women, heart disease remains the number one cause of death, with risk factors and warning signs that are very different from men. At a recent, well-attended Arlington Central Library talk, Dr. Cecily Havert and Dr. Natasha Beauvais illuminated the issue with vital details on gender-specific symptoms, when women should seek help, and most importantly, how both sexes can prevent heart disease.
“The good news is that 80 percent of heart disease and stroke events can be prevented by lifestyle changes and education,” said Dr. Havert, “and that’s a truly empowering statistic. We were very gratified for the chance to share this message with the community.”
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend, learn and engage with our doctors. The team at NVFPA is planning more library talks on a wide range of topics in the coming months, and details will be posted on our website…stay tuned!
Pictured below are a few memorable moments: