News Release

September 15, 2009

Contact: Chris Kaminski , 860-679-4352
e-mail: kaminski@nso.uchc.edu 

Understanding a Womanís Heart

Free Discovery Series at UConn Health Center October 13

FARMINGTON, CONN. Ė Heart disease affects both men and women almost equally; however, women are uniquely different and often experience symptoms of heart disease differently than men. Cardiologists from the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center will present the latest information on womenís heart disease and offer tips and advice for reducing heart-related problems at a free Discovery Series program Tuesday, October 13.

The program starts at 7 p.m. in the University of Connecticut Health Centerís Keller Auditorium. To register, call 800-535-6232 or register online at http://discoveryseries.uchc.edu.

Dr. Joyce Meng will address chest pain and when itís an indication of a heart attack; as well as diagnosing heart disease in a woman. Dr. Anjanette Ferris will present strategies for reducing cardiovascular risk. Dr. Jason Ryan will moderate the program.

More information about the Calhoun Cardiology Center is available at http://heart.uchc.edu.

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