Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence
February 2017

Fighting Heart Disease in Woman

February is American Heart Month. According to the American Heart Association, about 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events can be prevented through education and action. Go Red for Women is a great place to become educated and learn ways to fight heart disease in women. Most people think men and women have the same symptoms of heart disease, but that's not the case. At the end of the day, heart disease is the number one killer of women, and the first step in beating the statistic is educating yourself and learning the symptoms. The earlier you're able to detect symptoms of heart disease, the earlier you can take the initiative to protect yourself.

UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester also provides a Women's Heart Health Program; cardiac care designed specifically for woman. The program covers preventative care to treatment of complex conditions.
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Pin it Up!

Are you a fan of Pinterest? There are more ways to learn about heart health every day. Start off by following our Heart Health board on Pinterest. Find tips on caring for yourself and your heart, learn the basics of CPR and find an almost endless supply of heart-healthy recipes.

A Christmas Miracle

Thomas Reardon, 14, of Rutland, is thankful to be alive after a car accident on Christmas Eve that left him with a tear in his aorta. He was in the right place thanks to our pediatric surgeons and our vascular surgery team. He was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center to undergo a very complex surgery. The doctor on call, Andres Schanzer, MD, chief of vascular surgery, is one of only a few physicians in the country who can perform the procedure and also had the correct size graft on hand to fit the aorta. Read the full story on CBS News. »

Our Recipe of the Month: Tuscan Salad

A colorful salad to brighten up your plate.
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