Emory University Establishes New Center Focusing on Women’s Heart Health

Emory University has established the Emory Women’s Heart Center, with five location in the metropolitan Atlanta area. The goal of the new center is to raise awareness of the dangers of heart disease among women.

Gina Llundberg-ginaundberg, assistant professor at the Emory University School of Medicine and the clinical director of the Emory Women’s Heart Center, stated, “Most heart disease is preventable, so we want to reach these women before 60 years old and evaluate their individual risks and educate them on risk reduction. Starting treatment early, when it’s necessary, will help save lives.”

The new center is offering comprehensive cardiac risk assessments for women at risk for heart disease as well as a full range of treatment options for women already diagnosed with heart disease. Dr. Lundberg, who received her medical training at the Medical College of Georgia, explains that “our diverse team will counsel patients on weight loss, exercise programs, diet and other lifestyle changes, as well as help them understand how stress, obesity, depression and menopause may impact their hearts.”

shaw-lesleeIn addition to clinical work, the center will conduct research to determine the best diagnostic tests and treatments specific to women. The research effort is under the director of Leslee Shaw, professor of cardiology at the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Shaw is a graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Below is a video discussing the work of the new center.

Filed Under: Women's Studies


RSSComments (0)

Leave a Reply