CRF to Hold Free Seminar on Diabetes and Heart Disease in New York City During American Heart Month

NEW YORK – January 31, 2018 – The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) will hold a free seminar, “The Link Between Diabetes & Your Heart,” for the New York City community on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The seminar, part of a series of Mini-Med Schools conducted by the CRF Women’s Heart Health Initiative, will focus on providing attendees a deeper understanding of diabetes and its connection with cardiovascular disease.

The rate of people being diagnosed with diabetes and prediabetes is rising quickly and remain serious threats to the health of Americans. According to the CDC, 30.3 million Americans — 9.4 percent of the U.S. population — have diabetes; an increase from 29.1 million in 2014. Another 84.1 million have prediabetes.

“This rapid rise in diabetes and prediabetes rates and its impact on heart health inspired the CRF Women’s Heart Health Initiative to educate the public on this important subject,” said Nisha Jhalani, MD, Director of the CRF Women’s Heart Health Initiative and Director, Clinical and Educational Services for the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. “Our goal is to provide attendees with the tools they need to take better care of themselves and their loved ones. We want to teach them about lifestyle changes that can not only reduce the risk for and delay the onset of diabetes and heart disease but also improve quality of life.”

The program will include the following presentations from renowned experts in the field as well as Q&A session in which attendees will be able to ask questions:

Diabetes 101: Myths vs. Facts
Lauren Golden, MD

Adult Endocrinologist, Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

Heart Health and Diabetes
Nisha Jhalani, MD

Director, CRF Women’s Heart Health Initiative
Director, Clinical and Educational Services, CIVT
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

PAD and Diabetes
Sahil A. Parikh, MD
Director, Endovascular Services, CIVT
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Prevention: Tips for Taking Control
Courtney Melrose, MPH, RD, CDE
Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator
Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center

Patient Perspectives
(Q&A and Panel Discussion)

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.crf.org/whhi/upcoming-events/february-2018.

 

CRF Invites NYC Area Heart Failure Patients and Caregivers to Attend Free Seminar on Living with Heart Failure

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.

CRF Invites the NYC Community to Attend Free Seminar on the Link Between Diabetes and Heart Disease During American Heart Month

WHAT & WHO:

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) will hold a free seminar, “The Link Between Diabetes & Your Heart,” on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in New York City. The seminar, part of a series of Mini-Med School seminars conducted by the CRF Women’s Heart Health Initiative, will focus on providing attendees a deeper understanding of diabetes and its connection with cardiovascular disease. Attendees will also learn about lifestyle changes they can make to reduce the risk for and delay the onset of diabetes and heart disease.

The program will include the following presentations from renowned experts in the field as well as Q&A session in which attendees will be able to ask questions:

Diabetes 101: Myths vs. Facts
Jacqueline Y. Lonier, MD
Adult Endocrinologist, Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

Heart Health and Diabetes
Nisha Jhalani, MD

Director, CRF Women’s Heart Health Initiative
Director, Clinical and Educational Services, CIVT
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

PAD and Diabetes
Sahil A. Parikh, MD
Director, Endovascular Services, CIVT
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Prevention: Tips for Taking Control
Courtney Melrose, MPH, RD, CDE
Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator
Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center

Patient Perspectives
(Q&A and Panel Discussion)

WHY:

The rate of people being diagnosed with diabetes and prediabetes is rising quickly and remain serious threats to the health of Americans. According to the CDC, 30.3 million Americans — 9.4 percent of the U.S. population — have diabetes; an increase from 29.1 million in 2014. Another 84.1 million have prediabetes.

People with diabetes are at significant risk for serious complications, especially heart disease and strokes. According to the AHA, adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease than adults without diabetes.

This rapid rise in diabetes rates and its impact on the heart health inspired the CRF Women’s Heart Health Initiative to educate the public on this important subject and give attendees the tools they need to take better care of themselves and their loved ones.

WHEN:

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

WHERE:

Pryor Cashman

7 Times Square

New York, NY 10036

HOW TO REGISTER:

To register, visit: http://www.crf.org/whhi/upcoming-events/february-2018.

 

Heart Failure Rates are Rapidly Increasing in the U.S.

Heart failure rates are increasing in the U.S. and are expected to rise by 45 percent by 2030, according to a recent report from the American Heart Association. Self Magazine recently published an article describing the symptoms of heart failure (HF), the reasons behind the rising number of HF cases, and ways to lower your risk.

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