19ME051 - The Heart Truth: Preventing Women's #1 Killer

Feb 13, 2019 Closed Medicine

19ME051 - The Heart Truth: Preventing Women's #1 Killer


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Heart disease and stroke claims the lives of 1 in 3 women each year…that’s approximately one life every minute. Providers need updated evidence-based, practical information about nutritional approaches and lifestyle modifications for a heart healthy lifestyle for women in order to prevent these deaths. Practical tools for patient engagement and improved decision making are often overlooked in a busy office setting and will be integral to this event. Join us at MAHEC as we learn the first defense to this silent killer is a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, healthy fats and whole grains. Hear from Dr. Brian Asbill on the science and data behind a heart healthy diet and lifestyle. Carol Shimberg, Registered Dietician and Licensed Nutritionist, will then discuss the differences between healthy diets and how they can prevent heart disease. Attendees will also hear how practice facilitation improved patient outcomes for cardiovascular measures in the state. Whether you are a clinician discussing nutritional health with your patients or a clinician desiring more knowledge for your own disease prevention, this evening will provide you with the tools you need to help prevent the next life lost to heart disease.

This program is supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Target Audience

Providers, Advanced Practice Practitioners, Nurses, any interested Healthcare Professionals as well as Community Members


  • Recognize the differences in signs and symptoms of heart attack in women
  • Discuss the benefits of plant based options for a heart healthy diet
  • Explain that lifestyle medicine is complementary to the conventional approach to treating chronic diseases in the US


  • Brian H. Asbill, MD, FACC
  • Carol S. Shimberg, RD, MS, LDN


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