The Doctor Is In: Women's Heart Health

Content sponsored and provided by Henry Ford Hospital

On Wednesday, join Deena Centofanti and a Cardiologist from Henry Ford Hospital as they talk about heart health and its New Women's Heart Center. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States and takes more lives than all cancers combined.

Beginning at 8:35 a.m. ask your questions in the chat room.
Our Expert:
Dr. Deirdre Manttina, Cardiologist & Director of the new Henry Ford Women's Heart Center

Live Blog The Doctor Is In: Women's Heart Health

Dr. Mattina is the director of the new Henry Ford Women's Heart Center, which is designed for women with stable cardiovascular disease or cardiac risk factors who are intent on improving their heart health.

The first in-depth appointment, Lifestyle Enhancement Visit,  is a two-hour evaluation with Dr. Mattina and a team of experts.

It includes:

A Bod Pod evaluation: Clients enter an enclosed pod for a detailed analysis of their body composition - fat, muscle and water weight
A treadmill stress test for fitness assessment and exercise prescription with a Henry Ford exercise physiologist
Nutrition counseling with a Henry Ford registered dietitian
An overview of findings and implementation planning with an RN Integrative Wellness Advocate and Certified Wellness Practitioner
The possibility of a free FitBit® as part of participation in a Women’s Heart Center research project

At the end of the evaluation, each client will receive personalized prescriptions for a Nutrition Plan and Exercise Plan, which is based on the most recent guidelines from the American Heart Association.

The Lifestyle Enhancement Visit is covered by most insurance plans.

To make an appointment at the Women’s Heart Center located at the Center for Athletic Medicine (CAM in Detroit), call (313) 876-4540.

WomenHeart Support Network Monthly Group Meetings

Each month, the Women’s Heart Center now also offers women the opportunity to connect with others living with heart disease who are dedicated to improving their cardiovascular health. WomenHeart meetings, held from 6 to 8 p.m. monthly at the Center for Athletic Medicine in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood, offers a place for women to discuss topical issues and share tips on improving their health. Each meeting will have a brief talk and Q & A by a healthcare professional, followed by time for group members to share ideas and experiences on living with chronic heart disease. The meetings will be facilitated by two WomenHeart Champions, Henry Ford patient survivors who will share their own stories and approaches to living with heart disease.
The new Henry Ford Women’s Health Center is supported by one of the oldest, most experienced and advanced cardiovascular programs in the nation, the Edith and Benson Ford Heart & Vascular Institute.

For an appointment, please call 313-876-4540.

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