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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 01, 2011
Contact: Karen Tripmacher, Assistant Director Community Relations & Special Projects

(516) 663-2234


WINTHROP CELEBRATES “GO RED FOR WOMEN” WITH TWO FREE HEART HEALTH PROGRAMS

Do you like to dance? Winthrop-University Hospital is inviting the community to “Dance for Your Heart” on Saturday, February 12, 2011. Please join us as we promote awareness about heart disease in an event that will be fun for the entire family. This program will be held at Winthrop’s Community Outreach Center, located at 101 Mineola Boulevard at the corner of Second Street in Mineola, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The event will include information about heart health as well as a special presentation at noon by Kevin P. Marzo, MD, Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Winthrop, who will discuss “Women’s Heart Health & A Physically Active Lifestyle.” The event’s fun-filled activities will include dancing for all ages with music by a live DJ, information on nutrition and fall prevention, arts and crafts for children, and more. Participants are welcome to enjoy some or all of the event’s activities.

In addition, Winthrop’s Institute for Heart Care will sponsor a heart health symposium titled “Ask the Experts: Women’s Heart Health & Lifestyle Recommendations” on Thursday, February 17 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Winthrop’s Community Outreach Center, where a panel of experts will address a variety of topics related to women’s heart health and lifestyle recommendations. The panel will include experts from Winthrop’s Divisions of Cardiology; Cerebrovascular Disorders; Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery; and Winthrop’s Surgical Weight Loss Program. Topics will include women and heart disease; surgical considerations for women with heart disease; women and cerebrovascular disease; and women, weight and weight loss treatment options. Speakers will include Kevin Marzo, MD, Chief of Winthrop’s Division of Cardiology; Elzbieta Wirkowski, MD, Director of Cerebrovascular Disorders and Medical Director of Winthrop’s Neurosciences Special Care Unit; Winnie Lee, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon; and Alexander Barkan, MD; LAP-BAND System & Gastric Bypass Bariatric Surgeon. In addition, a female heart attack survivor will discuss her life altering experience and her treatment at Winthrop.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. However, research has shown that women of all ages can modify, change or treat their risk factors, and significantly lower their chances of developing disease of the heart or blood vessels.

Admission for both events is free, but space is limited. Reservations are required. To reserve your space at one or both events, please call 1-866-WINTHROP.

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