The Center for Cardiovascular Health at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will be hosting a Women’s Cardiac Symposium on May 3, 2014. The Symposium will be held in the Brew Barry Conference area from 7:30 AM -12:30 PM.

The Symposium will host several speakers who will discuss the impact of heart disease on women. Topics will include cardiac risk factors, emergency care, STEMI protocols, cardiac rehabilitation and how Accountable Care Organizations are working to improve the continuum of care. For more information about speakers, click here.

“We are very excited to be able to bring so many experts together to discuss the impact of heart disease on women,” said Marcy Rushford, Director of Cardiovascular Health. “Women are often so busy taking care of others, that they neglect themselves and the warning signs for heart disease. By offering this free seminar, we are hoping to raise awareness.”

In addition to the seminar speakers, there will be representatives onsite offering information on smoking cessation, healthy eating, and exercise. Nursing staff from the center will offer free blood pressure screening. In addition, there will be a breakout session where attendees can learn rapid, hands only CPR, which has been endorsed by the American Heart Association.

For more information about the Symposium or to reserve a seat, please contact Laurie Dix, RN at 802-275-3698 or