Heart Health

15 Day Countdown to FIGHT HEART DISEASE

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Burlington raising funds for WomenHeart The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease February – March 2016​.

 

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We’re FLYING TO NY FOR Burlington’s IN-STORE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN. OUR HEART STORY and IMAGE WILL BE In 44 STATES and Puerto Rico. Over 520 Stores with 26,000 Burlington Associates as our AMBASSADORS offering customers an opportunity to MAKE A DIFFERENCE, FIGHT HEART DISEASE. LAUNCHING FEB-MAR 2016. Donations fund WomenHeart The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. Cardiovascular Disease is the LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR WOMEN.

I’m Sharing and Documenting My Journey with You. And Introducing you to The Many Faces of Heart Disease… WE ARE HEART DISEASE CHAMPIONS! From Left to Right. Essence Harris (NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, LA), Amanda Daniels Lebowitz (LOS ANGELES, CA), Delaney Beth (WASHINGTON, DC), and Leticia Madrigal MA (CHICAGO, IL).

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My journey to a happy healthy heart with loads of vitality. Starts now, 90% RAW, 15 Days.

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GOAL: DETOX & CLEANSE.
AM w BEET JUICE. TRUTH: Doctor said I must raise my IRON intake its too low. I’m a Vegetarian By The Way, 4 years. My new fav is PLANT PROTEIN CHOCO SMOOTHIE, Garden of Life, because it has 30% IRON. Daily intake of Probiotics & Enzymes. Walking & Rested this weekend. BONUS: Planning on Dancing. Also I got my groceries for the countdown. My journey to a happy healthy heart full of vitality for all that’s to come, February-March 2016, JOIN US AND HELP FIGHT HEART DISEASE. Visit me Feb 5th, Burlington 1100 S. Canal afternoon (More details coming soon).

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MY PLAN: LOTS OF FLUIDS (CLEANSING) AND RAW VEGGIES & FRUIT (DETOXING). PM Dinner (Last Pic): Broccoli & Cabbage Crunch, Vegan Soy Free Mayo, Organic Lemon Juice & Apple Cider Vinegar, sesame seeds, red onion, roasted garlic, dried cranberries.

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100% stated that they will take steps to improve their heart health, W@W spoke today at The FAA.

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WomenHeart @ Work (W@W) 

W@W is WomenHeart’s educational initiative to raise heart health awareness where so many Americans put their hearts every day – the workplace.

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at The (FAA) Federal Aviation Adrministration April 2, 2015

Leticia Madrigal MA, WomenHeart National Spokeswoman, Por La Mujer Latina. Thanks to Burlington.  (Ms. Madrigal, Photo above)

And Alberta England WomenHeart Champion and Support Group Coordinator for NorthWest Suburbs.  (Mrs. England Photo below). 

Today W@W spoke at The Federal Aviation Administration about Heart Health

Call to request a WomenHeart@Work speaker for your organization at our office in Washington DC (Headquarters). English #202.464.8735 or Español #800.676.6002.

Click this link for more information. http://womenheart.site-ym.com/default.asp?page=Programs_WHWork

   

 

A survey of W@W audiences found the following: 

91% reported that the information presented was new for them. 

96% reported that the presentation improved their knowledge of heart disease risk factors and how to detect a heart attack. 

100% stated that they will take steps to improve their heart health, such as eating better, exercising more, and developing ways to manage stress.

  

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.”
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When and Where

Nov 15-19, 2014
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

SCAD came without warning. Causing heart attacks in pregnant women and women under 50. Learn more.

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Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection, or SCAD Posted by In the Loop (@intheloop) Mayo Clinic.

Sharonne Hayes, M.D., founder of Mayo’s Women’s Heart Clinic in Rochester and one of the country’s leading researchers of SCAD, tells The Times that most SCAD patients don’t show any “traditional” heart attack symptoms of signs. The condition occurs when a tear forms suddenly in one of the blood vessels in the heart, slowing or blocking blood flow to the heart. “The vast majority of the patients we’ve seen with SCAD have whistle clean arteries,” she adds.

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SCAD Research, Inc. The presentation of the ceremonial check to Mayo Clinic represents the hard work and support of SCAD Survivors and their families as well as those families whose loved one did not survive. Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to reach this milestone! Read more: http://intheloop.mayoclinic.org/…/mayos-scad-research-gets…/

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO ON SCAD 30secs https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=680868088625595

Testimonials
Judy Alico was just 51, with low blood pressure, low cholesterol, not overweight, and a non-smoker. She had a sudden heart attack and was not as lucky. Heidi lived to tell her story and work to help others. Judy’s husband, Bob, has made the search for answers his life’s work. Both came to Mayo Clinic to present a $100,000 check for research into spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD. And they brought their personal stories with them.

Heidi Henson was young, a marathon runner who took good care of herself, and she nearly died of a heart attack at age 35. Judy Alico was just 51, with low blood pressure, low cholesterol, not overweight, and a non-smoker. She had a sudden heart attack and was not as lucky. Heidi lived to tell her story and work to help others. Judy’s husband, Bob, has made the search for answers his life’s work. Both came to Mayo Clinic to present a $100,000 check for research into spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD. And they brought their personal stories with them.

The Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program has a new web page!
All the information patients and providers and collaborators need to know and access about SCAD and how to participate in our research or get an appointment in our SCAD Clinic. www.mayo.edu/research/scad

A BREAKTHROUGH IN HEART PRESERVATION

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World’s first ‘dead heart’ transplants successful 

Jenn Gidman from Newser Staff reports, for 20 years, the heart transplant unit at Sydney’s St. Vincent’s Hospital has been working hard to figure out a way to transplant a dead heWorld first 'dead heart' transplant successfulart into a live patient. Doctors from Sydney’s St. Vincent’s Hospital announced their work had paid off.

“They have successfully completed three transplants using hearts that had stopped beating for 20 minutes”, said to be the first such transplants in the world, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The secret to their success lies in cutting-edge technology and the preservation solution in which the non-beating hearts are immersed.

The heart is first placed in a special “heart in a box” machine that warms it up and keeps it beating for about four hours before the transplant operation. The preservation solution, which alone took 12 years to develop, minimizes damage to the organ after it has stopped beating and helps ensure it both survives the surgery and functions in the recipient’s body, Sky News reports.

OCS™ HEART: Portable Perfusion and Monitoring

TransMedics developed the OCS™ HEART system to overcome these challenges. This portable, warm perfusion and monitoring system is designed to

  • Increase transplantation volume
  • Improve patient outcomes
  • Reduce cost of patient care

The OCS™ HEART is commercially available in Europe and Australia and is in clinical use in leading centers. The system is not available for commercial use in the U.S.  It is under clinical investigation in the U.S. and Europe.

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Read more… http://www.kens5.com/story/news/2014/10/24/first-dead-heart-transplant/17829957/

WomenHeart Welcomes Leticia Madrigal, MA from ÁmateAhora. “El Saber Es Poder!”

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This month, we welcome WomenHeart Champion Support Network Coordinator Leticia Madrigal, MA where she will continue to expand her community work on behalf of women living with heart disease in Español.

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In October 2014, Leticia will be attending the WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium at the Mayo Clinic Headquarters in Rochester, MN. As a WomenHeart Champion Support Network Coordinator, trained to support and educate women living with heart disease. WH_NHA_slider

She shares how her parents paved her journey to be a voice for healthy living, LoveUNow. Her father withheld his symptoms from everyone including his doctor his silence led to his untimely death in 2012. He was an avid walker then the last few years of his life he walked less, ate the same, hence gained weight and had difficulty breathing. He did not share his symptoms, like many. HEART HEALTH

One August sizzling summer day in Mexico. He walked to the grocer and walked back to a scorching non-ventilated home. He didn’t have the air on, no window open, no fan on. He died of a heat stroke, compounded by a heart condition and was over weight. It was a tragic and preventable loss.

On the other hand, her mother’s doctor told her she had 6 months to live after living with Diabetes untreated for 20+ years. Her heart and kidney were compromised. Yes indeed Diabetes is a silent killer. Her mother is a survivor of a TIA and is a pacemaker recipient. She chose to powerfully manage her diabetes and now, years later, she’s loving life.

Thanks to being a caregiver she’s learned a lot. In solidarity with her mother’s well being. They embraced the journey to powerfully manage diabetes and lead a healthy lifestyle. They exercise regularly, practice being continuously hydrated, consuming loads of greens, supplements, staying low on the carbs, consuming moderate amounts of protein, and feel nourished with a peaceful and happy heart.

In their journey to share with the world their testimony they founded ÁmateAhora, LoveUNow Voices for Healthy Living. Where they coined and hold true, “Love you now, tomorrow may be too late” and “ÁmateAhora, mañana pueda ser muy tarde”. amate ahora CHALLENGE square banner

375x321_heart_valves Just this September Leticia was diagnosed by Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Mohahamed Dahodwala, MD, FACC from Cardiac Associates with a slight aortic valve disorder. First identified by a heart murmur caused by slightly leaky valves including the aortic and tricuspid valve. Dr. Dahodwala says, “To date prognosis is good and requires yearly monitoring”. Thanks to Dr. Estella Hernandez, MD for her light speed referral, most gracious and expeditious appointment. To God Be The Glory.

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Thanks to the WomenHearts’ required cardiac assessment and medical release she continues being in action for a heart healthy life. She says, “El Saber Es Poder”. “Knowledge is power. Listen to your body. Come to terms with your health. Get checked even if you feel great. If you have a diagnosis be proactive! No doubt the health of your home start with you and me”. She is active, feels blessed, empowered, and aware.

Leticia Madrigal creates a culture of leaders causing leaders. Creating the experience of power and peace of mind by coming to terms with our health. By sharing her families testimony for patient advocacy and empowerment, men’s health and healthy living. Mobilizing healthy families, a healthy workforce at an individual, organizational and community level worldwide.

She is the Principal Industrial/Organizational Psychologist at Madrigal Consulting; Founder and CEO of ÁmateAhora, Voices for Healthy Living. Now with WomenHeart she will expand by sharing up to the minute information in Español thanks to the Mayo Clinic and all the WomenHeart partners. Set to be a Support Network Coordinator (SNC) and National Spokesperson for WomenHeart, thanks to the guidance of Alberta England Midwest SNC and WomenHeart Champion.

Alberta England co-coordinates three networks in the Northwest Suburbs, serve as co-coordinator at Rush Oak Park. Is on-boarding Leticia Wednesday October 8th at 6pm at Rush Oak Park Medical Office Building. “It is a perfect opportunity to observe how a network operates, says Alberta England”. Leticia is please to report Momma Madrigal will join her. WomenHeart looks forward to a blissful journey together. WomenHeart: Alberta England

More than 650 leaders like Leticia help WomenHeart reach women all over the country with lifesaving heart education and support. Would you like to join our WomenHeart Champions? Read about our prestigious training program, the WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium, and apply today! http://www.womenheart.org/

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