Talking about Women's Heart Health
Texas Executive Women were welcomed to the Texas Heart Institute on the evening of March 8 for some "Straight Talk" about women and cardiovascular disease with Dr. Stephanie Coulter, director of THI's Center for Women's Heart & Vascular Health. A light meal and some weighty heart-health education and conversation were enjoyed by all.
Cooking with Heart
An overflow crowd attended "Cooking with Heart" at Central Market on February 10th. At this free event sponsored by Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, the Central Market chef demonstrated how to prepare a delectable heart-healthy dinner including * Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette, * Jewel Roasted Vegetables, * Herbed Quinoa, * Pesto Crusted Salmon, and * Espresso Cake with Raspberry Sauce.
Dr. Scott Sherron, THI cardiologist (in photo), and Rita Zapien, St. Luke's registered dietitian, were on hand to discuss heart health tips.
A Healthy Heart is Fashionable
As part of Heart Month 2011
heart-health awareness efforts, Dr. Stephanie Coulter, director of the Texas Heart Institute's Center for Women's Heart & Vascular Health, was an honoree and the keynote speaker on Feb. 5 at The Heart of a Woman Fashion Show and Luncheon
sponsored by The Elnita McClain Women's Center, Inc. Shown are, from left, Delores Hadnott with the American Red Cross; Dr. Coulter; Dr. Edith Clark from the Women's Missionary Society, Texas Conference; Honorary Chairperson Dr. Baxter Montgomery; American Heart Association volunteer Traci Jackson; and event emcee the Rev. Dr. Michael P. Williams. For more photos from the event, see the Texas Heart Institute Flickr site
Inaugural continuing medical education event a resounding success
Only 8% of primary care physicians, 13% of OB/GYNs and 17% of cardiologists are aware that more women than men die each year from heart disease, according to the American Heart Association. Many are also unaware that heart attack symptoms in women differ from those in men and that women respond differently to treatments. To address this awareness gap, the Texas Heart Institute Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) will be offering an annual symposium titled Risk, Diagnosis and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Women. The inaugural event, on September 11, 2010, was a resounding success with more than 100 participants. The presenters' expertise and enthusiasm engaged participants throughout the 6-hour program and the high participation rate evidenced the interest and need for such a program among medical professionals. The Second Annual Symposium will be held October 1, 2011.
City of Houston Joins in Announcement
On October 7, 2010, the Texas Heart Institute joined with Houston Mayor Annise Parker and a host of other dignitaries to announce the establishment of the new Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health. View a video clip of the event.