WHAT & WHO:

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) will hold a free seminar “Broken Hearts: Living with Heart Failure” on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 for heart failure patients and caregivers at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. The seminar, part of a series of Mini-Med School seminars conducted by the CRF Women’s Heart Health Initiative, will focus on providing both patients and caregivers a deeper understanding of heart failure, its symptoms, and treatment options.

The program will include the following presentations from renowned experts in the field:

Introduction to Heart Failure
Nisha Jhalani, MD
Director, CRF Women’s Heart Health Initiative
Director, Clinical and Educational Services, Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

Heart Failure in Women
Jennifer H. Haythe, MD
Co-Director, Center for Women's Cardiovascular Health, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

Living with Advanced Heart Failure
Melana Yuzefpolskaya, MD
Associate Medical Director, Cardiac Assisted Device Program, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

Innovations in Heart Failure Treatments: When Medications Aren’t Enough
Daniel Burkhoff, MD, PhD
Director, Heart Failure, Hemodynamics and MCS Research, CRF Clinical Trials Center
Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University Medical Center

Patient Perspectives (Q&A and Panel Discussion)
Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Chief Academic Officer, Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

WHY:

Heart failure occurs when the heart cannot pump enough blood and oxygen to support other organs in the body. According to the AHA, the number of people diagnosed with heart failure is increasing and is projected to rise 46% by 2030, resulting in more than 8 million people living with heart failure. This rapid rise in heart failure rates inspired the CRF Women’s Heart Health Initiative to educate both men and women on this important subject and give attendees the tools they need to take better care of themselves and their loved ones.

WHEN:

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

WHERE:

Myrna L. Daniels Auditorium

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

173 Fort Washington Avenue

New York, NY 10032

HOW TO REGISTER:

To register, visit: http://www.crf.org/whhi/mini-med-schools/june-2017.

Press Contacts

Irma Damhuis
Director, External Relations
Tel: 646-434-4690
Email: idamhuis@crf.org

Judy Romero
Program Manager, External Relations
Tel: 646-434-4608
Email: jromero@crf.org