Female cardiologist discusses women and heart attacks at free seminars in Holly Lake and Hawkins

Friday, February 22, 2013

Many people think men are the ones who should worry about heart disease, not women. But that’s not the case: heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States.

Find out what you can do to avoid becoming one of these statistics. Come to “Every 90 Seconds in the U.S. a Woman has a Heart Attack!” a free “Dine with Our Doctors” seminar sponsored by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

Cardiologist Sridevi Pitta, MD, will describe how a woman can recognize that she’s having a heart attack. She will also outline steps women can take to reduce their heart attack risk.

Dr. Pitta, an assistant professor of medicine at UTHSCT, is board certified in interventional cardiology, endovascular medicine, cardiovascular disease, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and internal medicine.

The free seminar will be offered twice. The first will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in Holly Hall at Holly Lake Ranch, located on FM 2869, north of State Highway 14, and will include a free dinner.

The second seminar will be held at noon Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at the Hawkins Community Center, 301 Lynch St. in Hawkins. It will include a lunch at no cost.

The seminar is free but seating is limited. For reservations, please call (903) 877-7147.

For more than 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UTHSCT’s annual operating budget of $138.8 million represents a major economic impact of over $347 million for the Northeast Texas region. Since 2002, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research have been awarded more than $120 million in research dollars. As the academic health science center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond. UTHSCT is also the program sponsor of the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.

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