Dr. Volgman shares what a woman needs to know to better advocate for her heart's health.
When a woman has a family history of heart disease, that should trigger them to really take care of their heart a lot better. They need to know as much information about how they can prevent any cardiovascular event such as heart attack, stroke, or sudden cardiac death, and it’s extremely important.
Now if you have any of the risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cigarette smoking, diabetes, and of course the family history, you should be extremely in tune with what those risk factors are and how to lower those risk factors so that you don’t have a cardiovascular event.
About Dr. Volgman, M.D., F.A.C.C.:
Annabelle S. Volgman is associate professor of medicine and medical director of the Heart Center for Women at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Volgman graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University, and received her medical doctorate degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. She received her internal medicine training at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics and her cardiology fellowship training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She was a fellow in clinical electrophysiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Illinois Masonic Medical Center under Richard Kehoe, M.D.
Dr. Volgman has published numerous abstracts and articles in multiple topics of women and heart disease as well as cardiac electrophysiology. She is currently president of the Metro Chicago Board of Directors of the AHA. She has been a prominent leader of the Go Red for Women movement and has received numerous awards from the American Heart Association. She has been listed in several lists of top doctors and was named a top doctor in the January 2008 issue of “Chicago Magazine.” She has been interviewed by numerous media about health issues and was featured in “O” magazine as Oprah Winfrey’s cardiologist.
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