American Heart Association

Leticia Madrigal, MA – Valvular Heart Disorder Champion, HeartLand District, Chicago, IL

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WomenHeart2015My HeartStory…
Leticia is a marathon aficionado, advocate, industrial/organizational psychologist, and caregiver. Mom a pacemaker survivor after Type2 Diabetes damaged her heart and dad passed from a Heat Stroke that led to a massive heart attack. She was inspired to share their family’s story and founded ÁmateAhora, Voices for Health. She reached out to WomenHeart. Thanks to WomenHeart, insisting she see a Cardiologist, they saved her life. Fall 2014 she was first detected with a Heart Murmur, later diagnosed with Valvular Regurgitation aka “Leaky Valves”. It’s a condition where the valves don’t close properly making her heart work harder.

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Thought she was protected from heart disease, due to her healthy lifestyle, but quickly learned that every woman is at risk. Leticia urges you to be your family’s Heart Health Champion. She shares, “There comes great peace and power in coming to terms with your health and being proactive. ÁmateAhora, LoveYouNow, Tomorrow May Be Too Late.”

heart_of_style_logoSharing My HeartStory Nationwide…
This February Leticia Madrigal MA, National Spokesperson for WomenHeart will co-lead with a Cardiologist the HeartOfStyleTours for La Mujer Hispana collaborating with BurlingtonCoatFactory. Where she will be sharing her HeartStory in Illinois, New York, Arizona and California. Stay tuned for the details.

Mujeres Hispanas Están en Mayor Riesgo…
¿Sabía usted que la enfermedad cardiaca es la principal causa de muerte entre las mujeres en Estados Unidos y que las mujeres hispanas están en mayor riesgo? Un reciente estudio indica que por lo menos el 71% de las mujeres hispanas tienen por lo menos un factor de riesgo asociado con enfermedades cardiacas.

Compartiré Mi História De Corazón al Nivel National…
WomenHeart y el Equipo de Burlington se unen por el cuarto año consecutivo para Educar a las Mujeres sobre las Enfermedades del Corazón, la Causa Principal de Muertes en las Mujeres. En Febrero, Leticia Madrigal, MA portavoz de WomenHeart compartirá su história de corazón en Illinois, New York, Arizona and California. Síguenos atentamente para todos los detalles. 

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Interested in learning more visit http://www.womenheart.org/

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Por La Mujer Hispana,  join us #HeartofFitnessTour

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Thanks to BurlingtonCoatFactory I’ll be on the #HeartOfFitnessTour on behalf of WomenHeart.

WomenHeart & Burlington want to educate women nationwide about their risk for heart disease, the #1 killer of women. By knowing & managing their risk factors & their family history, women can protect their hearts. That is why WomenHeart & B

February 1 through March 31, Visit your local Burlington Coat Factory. Customers can support women living with heart disease at their local Burlington stores by donating $1 or more at check-out to benefit WomenHeart and their mission to educate women about the importance of heart health and to support women living with the disease. As a thank you for donating, customers will receive 20% off their purchase at http://www.1-800Flowers.com. Burlington will also donate $1, up to $25,000, to WomenHeart for every dress sold.

burlingtonPeople all across the country are invited to stop by their local Burlington to visit the Heart of Fitness Tour, a mobile event where they will experience a fun and informative women’s oasis, complete with plush comfortable seating and stylish décor. Experienced heart health professionals will be on board to provide complimentary heart health screenings, consisting of blood pressure and Body Mass Index tests, as well as a risk factor questionnaire. In addition, bi-lingual educational materials, sponsored by Burlington, will be provided by WomenHeart Champions,heart disease survivors and community educators.

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WomenHeart Sisters at Chicago FireHouse, celebrating our participation at the 2014 AHA Scientific Sessions

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ginormousThe American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions has the best science and leading cardiovascular conference for basic, translational, clinical and population science, in the United States. Scientific Sessions attracts more than 17,000 attendees, with a global presence from more than 100 countries. In addition to 1.5 million medical professionals who participated virtually in lectures and discussions about basic, translational, clinical and population science. 10649065_10152403783920267_8

WomenHeart sisters are preparing for our extraordinary opportunity to share our HeartStories and our passion for HeartHealth at the AHA Scientific Sessions. WomenHeart was founded by three women who had heart attacks while in their 40s. In addition to being faced with many obstacles, including misdiagnosis and social isolation, they were each amazed how little information about or services for women with heart disease were available and how the issue seemed invisible within the women’s health community. But in March 1999 everything changed. Today their are 650 National WomenHeart Community Educators, Support Network Coordinators, and Spokespersons.

10329908_891328514232486_4136584246206252191_oA few days ago! WomenHeart’s Interim Chief Executive Officer Mary McGowan attended the Hearst Magazines Master Class event in New York City that marks the launch of Fight the Ladykiller! Pictured on stage at the Hearst Master Class are Dr. Holly Andersen from the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute, WomenHeart Scientific Advisory Council member Dr. Noel Bairey Merz of Cedar Sinai Medical Center, and Barbra Streisand!

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This weeks AHA Scientific Session Programming is designed to improve patient care by communicating the most timely and significant advances in basic, clinical, translational and population health research, spanning the full spectrum of cardiovascular disease from a variety of perspectives, from prevention, through diagnosis and through treatment. Sessions includes five days of comprehensive, unparalleled education through more than 5,000 presentations, with 1,000 invited faculty, and 4,000 abstract presentations; all from the world’s leaders in cardiovascular disease. It also includes more than 200 exhibitors showcasing the latest cardiovascular technology and resources.

Leading the way to discovery in the fight against cardiovascular disease and stroke.

“As Mayor and on behalf of the City of Chicago, it is my pleasure to welcome the members of the American Heart Association gathered for the 2014 Scientific Sessions.”
ginormous-1Read all of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s welcome letter (PDF).

When and Where

Nov 15-19, 2014
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

#2014HBE, Hispanic Business Expo. Working with Karla Leal and Juan Orta to Share with the world the AmateAhora 90day Fall Health Challenge!

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#2014HBE, Hispanic Business Expo. Illinois Hispanic Business Expo

Met with Karla Leal and working w Juan Orta Telemundo Sharing w the world. Our Free AmateAhora 90day Fall Health Challenge supervised by Dr. Estella Hernandez MD & Performance Psychologist Leticia Madrigal MA.

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Karla Leal y Juan Orta, fue un placer conversar con seres tan amables. Son bellos! aquí esta nuestro red. http://www.joinamate.org Karla Leal Juan Orta w my dear friend and mentor Virginia Martinez J.D.

Nuestro lema. ÁmateAhora, Por Que Mañana Puede Ser Muy Tarde. Viva Saludable! Ahora lanzamos nuestro reto de salud. 2014 Fall 90Day Challenge Social Media BANNER

ÁmateAhora’s 90 Day Free Fall Health Challenge!

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Let’s do this! ÁmateAhora’s 90 Day Free Fall Health Challenge! AUG 28 @630PM. 1719 W. 18th Street (Pilsen, 60608). 2014 Fall 90Day Challenge Social Media BANNER

90 Day Free Fall Health Challenge. Monthly you will get a free body composite analysis, blood pressure screening, hip/waist measured, nutritional coaching with group support, and 1 0n 1 mini-consult with Dra. Estella Hernandez (by appt.). Don’t forget your gym shoes for your 20 Mins Zumba Shot. Let’s do this!

RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/340838256075272/

ZUMBA led by RadioHost Lenguas Al Aire http://www.RadioVive.us 750PM, ZUMBA Master Oscar Reyes! ZUMBA ZUMBA2