Women's Heart &
Wellness Event

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Please join us for this special event on women’s heart health and learn how gender plays an important part in diagnosing and treating heart related health conditions.

At Arizona Heart Institute, we believe women should be keenly aware of their risk factors for cardiovascular disease, a condition you can’t tackle on your own. We are here to help you take steps to reduce those risks. Our multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers work closely with each patient to develop an individualized plan of care that addresses several aspects of women’s health such as nutrition, physical fitness, diabetes, vein disorders, osteoporosis and hormone imbalance that impact a women’s quality of life.

Lectures on Women’s Health:
Dr. Shani Saks - Women & Heart Disease
Dr. Philip Hilcove - What You Need to Know About Type II Diabetes
Dr. Rajagopalan Ravi - It’s All About Veins

Heart healthy food will be available as well as informational brochures and literature on a variety of health topics.

Arizona Heart Institute - 3rd Floor Classroom
2632 N. 20th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
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About Arizona Heart Institute
The Arizona Heart Institute has earned a reputation for excellence by specializing in the prevention, treatment and diagnosis of heart and vascular disease. We offer best-in-class heart and vascular care in the convenience of one location, and we integrate major medical, interventional and surgical cardiovascular subspecialties to support the coordination of patient care with access to appointments within 24 hours, same-day testing, and care from the world’s best cardiovascular specialists.

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Women & Heart Disease: A growing concern
Are you concerned with your heart health? Take control of your health by finding out if you are at risk for heart disease, what treatments are available if you have it, and how symptoms of heart disease vary widely, and are different than in men. Know the underlying causes, like diabetes, cholesterol levels, obesity and family history, to name a few. Find out about the tests available to identify potential problems, and how they can help you take steps to reduce or eliminate your risk.

Dr. Shani Saks takes women’s health to heart. Due to significant and premature heart disease in her own family, Dr. Saks is a strong advocate for women and has a strong commitment to this cause. Dr. Saks joined Arizona Heart Institute in 2005.

Type II Diabetes: What you need to know
If you have Type II Diabetes, you know the effect it has on your life. Learn about the right way to test your blood sugar, and how your A1C number plays a big role in complications of diabetes, and the benefits of reducing that number. Review the steps to keep a blood sugar diary, and how it can help you manage this disease. Find out the steps for proper testing and follow-up care, and how you may be able to prevent complications.

Dr. Philip Hilcove has a special interest in the prevention and treatment of diabetes is the author of Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: Beyond Diet and Exercise.

Varicose Veins: More than just a cosmetic problem
If your legs or leg veins hurt while walking or standing, or they burn or itch, you may have varicose veins. Find out how new treatments can help with minimal downtime, less scarring, and are done under local anesthesia. You don’t have to suffer with this condition, and treatment may be covered under insurance. Treatments will also be discussed for spider and reticular veins. With over 7500 procedures, you can trust your legs and your health to the Vein Center at the Arizona Heart Institute.

Dr. Rajagopalan Ravi joined the Arizona Heart Institute in 2000 and has more than 30 years experience as a vascular surgeon. Dr. Ravi established the Vein Center at the Arizona Heart Institute in 2002.