American Heart Association

    Sip With A Survivor

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    Join us on February 24th from 6:00pm-7:00pm EST for a panel discussion on women’s heart health, featuring local heart and stroke survivors, moderated by Natasha Chinn, MD, FACOG.

    Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of disability, while cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death, killing more women each year than all cancers combined.

    Women, especially those who are Black and Hispanic, are disproportionally impacted by heart disease and stroke and research shows heart attacks are on the rise in younger women. Yet younger generations of Gen Z and Millennial women are less likely to be aware of their greatest health threat, including knowing the warning signs of heart attack and stroke. It’s imperative for all women to take charge of their heart health and encourage others to do the same.

    During the panel discussion, we will address several unique stages in a woman’s life, including maternal health. You will also have the opportunity to hear stories from those who have been personally impacted by heart disease and stroke.




    Other statistics:

    • 49% of African American women ages 20 and older have heart diseases.
    • 64% of women who die suddenly from coronary heart disease had no previous symptoms.
    • A stroke occurs every 40 seconds, killing more than 137,000 people per year.
    • Females account for 60% of stroke deaths annually.
    • Between 1987 and 2015, pregnancy-related deaths rose from 7.2 per 100,000 live births to 17.2 per 100,000 live births.
    • Women who improve their heart health before pregnancy can reduce their medical risks later.



    Dr. Natasha Chinn

    Linda Wellbrock, CEO, Leading Women Entrepreneurs



    Dr. David Principe

    Investors Bank



    Dr. David Finkelstein

    Chris Rush

    Fairleigh Dickinson University
    School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
    Iota Epsilon Omega Chapter

    Mimi Feliciano

    Amanda ‘Nina’ Fernandez (Combined Insurance, a Chubb Company)

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