Women and Heart Disease: Dispelling the Myths
Trust your gut when it comes to your heart.
Heart disease in women is more common than one may think. In fact, more women die from heart disease than from breast cancer every year, but there are many barriers which keep women from getting the care they need. Education is key to breaking down these walls. Join Dr. Cecily Dvorak Havert to learn about:
- The signs and symptoms of heart disease in women, and how they differ from men.
- The risk factors that can lead to heart disease.
- Lifestyle habits that can reduce the risk of heart disease.
- The role of prevention and importance of seeing your health care provider regularly.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Cecily Dvorak Havert is a board certified family medicine physician with special interests in women’s health, mental health, and preventative health care. She has been practicing in the Northern Virginia area for the past 14 years. In addition to providing compassionate patient care, Dr. Havert enjoys teaching medical students and has been appointed a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Georgetown University. She also remains active in healthcare policy on behalf on the American Academy of Family Physicians. Currently practicing at General Internal Medicine Group in Arlington, Dr. Havert will be transitioning in June 2019 to a concierge style of medicine at Northern Virginia Family Practice Associates in Alexandria. There she hopes to offer a more personalized medicine experience to her patients.
Dr. Havert has received numerous recognitions as an outstanding physician in the local community and has been repeatedly awarded:
- Washingtonian Top Doctor
- NorthernVirginia Magazine Top Doctor
- Patients Choice Awards
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This event is part of the Library's celebration of Women's History Month.