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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 heart conditions.

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 presentations are:

Reservations can be made by calling 513-558-1810 or by visiting

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.

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