UC Hosts Free Heart Education Lecture Series
Published February 2005
The UC Heart & Vascular Center is
hosting a free, month-long lecture series devoted to educating the
public about heart health.
Each Tuesday in February, physicians from
the center will highlight new technology and therapies to treat various
The series, called "Caring for Your
Heart: New Therapies in Heart & Blood Vessel Disease," will run
from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Manor House in Mason. The remaining
Reservations can be made by calling 513-558-1810 or by visiting www.conferencing.uc.edu/heart.
Nearly 2,600 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of one death every 34 seconds.
According to the Heart and Stroke Statistics 2005
Update by the American Heart Association, more than 70 million
Americans have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease. Of those,
27 million are over the age of 65.
Although more women die of heart disease than all forms
of cancer combined, only 13 percent of women consider cardiovascular
disease their greatest health risk.
Ohio ranks 40th among states for deaths related to cardiovascular disease.
In 2005 the estimated direct and indirect cost of
cardiovascular disease in the U.S. is $393.5 billion, making it the
nationÕs most costly medical condition.