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High blood pressure (hypertension)
Its a leading risk factor for heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and diabetes complications. Known as the “silent killer,” high blood pressure often has no symptoms until serious problems occur. Many people have high blood pressure and can go for years without knowing they have the life-threatening disease. Nearly one out of three American adults (68 million) has high blood pressure. Less than half have their conditions under control.
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Control requires an expanded effort and an increased focus from healthcare systems, providers, patients, employers, and the entire nation. Join us daily ZUMBA Mon-Thur 6PM, our 90 Day Health Challenges, meets monthly, annual ÁmateAhora Health Expo.
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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.
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
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
ÁmateAhora is honored to make a difference by representing Illinois as a multicultural bilingual (Español/English) WomenHeart Champion.
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AmateAhora is the only representative flying from IL on-track as WomenHeart Champion Support Network Coordinator and National Spokesperson. Today September 27th we attended our 1st Webinar from WomenHeart before October’s National Science and Leadership Symposium.
We had the pleasure of listening in to 41 national representatives that will be attending the 2014 Mayo Clinic Science & Leadership Symposium this October in Rochester MN at the Mayo Clinic. Currently their are 656 WomenHeart Champions (49 states represented), 129 Support Network Coordinators “SNC” (39 states represented) and 25% are women of color.
Interested? Apply http://www.womenheart.org/?Programs_SL_Main
Today, nearly 70% of Hispanic-American women have at least one risk factor for heart disease, but only 37% know heart disease is their leading health threat.
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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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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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Alberta England I just want to acknowledge you for really listening to me and you “got me”. You got that I have gained peace of mind and feel empowered by causing leaders to lead a healthy home. One family at a time, one life at a time. With that you extended a heartfelt invitation to join you and team up with WomenHeart. And I want you to know that I did it.
Thanks to you I am being considered as a Support Network Coordinator! And have expressed interest in being a National Spokesperson for WomenHeart. Donna Bright reviewed my application, Marinda Mullis interviewed me, received my letters of recommendation. Big thanks to Assistant Provost Israel Vargas MATD and Dr. Estella Hernandez MD for their endorsement. And medical clearance Dr. Mohahamed Dahodwala, MD,FACC from Cardiac Associates*. Stay tuned i’ll be blogging about his findings.
Just need one more item! We need you to contact Donna Bright to discuss opportunities you see as a Support Network Co-Coordinator or connect me to another network. Can you call her this Monday before 3pm at 202.464.8749.
Thanks again for your pristine listening and acknowledgement of the grand impact we can cause together and specifically the Hispanic/Latino community.
Are you interested! in becoming a WomenHeart Support Network Coordinator or Community Educator. Have questions? Follow this link. http://www.womenheart.org/
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If you are a woman living with heart disease and want to help other women by becoming a WomenHeart Champion volunteer community educator, apply today for the prestigious 2014 WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic! Or, if you are a woman heart disease survivor interested in establishing and leading a patient support group for women with heart disease at your local hospital through WomenHeart’s National Hospital Alliance, apply!
Applications are currently being accepted for the fall 2014 WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium. Symposium fees, meals, and hotel accommodations are covered. Deadline Labor Day Weekend. So apply today! to become a WomenHeart Champion or a Support Network Coordinator through a National Hospital Alliance member hospital! https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/womenheart.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/Science_&_Leadership_2014/2014_Science_&_Leadership_Fa.pdf
Note to health care professionals: please share this announcement with patients who you think would make great volunteer community leaders, educators, advocates, and national spokespersons on the issue of women and heart disease. Act Now!
Applicants must complete and submit the application form, provide the other requested documentation, and participate in a 45 minute phone interview to be considered. For more information, call WomenHeart at 202-728-7199. https://womenheart.site-ym.com/?Programs_SL_Main