Heart Health Champions
The region’s top heart experts share their insight on the latest advances in heart care and the best ways to live a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Brought to you by Main Line Health Lankenau Heart Institute
An Epidemic of Overburdened Women
It can be difficult to prioritize your heart health when daily life is a blur. But Kaitlyn Dugan Ibrahim, MD, a cardiologist at Main Line Health, explains why women need to put themselves first.
Are there any trends among your female patients that give you cause for concern? Heart disease is the number one killer of women and men. Often times, women are the caretakers for their spouses, children and/or aging parents, and don’t have the time to prioritize their own heart health. I try to stress it’s important to make your own heart health a priority because if your heart isn’t healthy, you won’t be able to take care of those around you.
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How to Find a Healthier You
Deborah R. Longo-Malloy, DO, at Crozer Health is one of the few physicians board certified in Lifestyle Medicine in the Philadelphia area. She explains what Lifestyle Medicine is and why it’s important.
What is Lifestyle Medicine? Lifestyle Medicine is a more holistic and preventive approach than traditional family medicine. To me, it means developing an in-depth relationship with my patients built around education. I strive to help them understand there are lots of things they can do in their everyday lives, from sweeping changes to little tweaks, to support their health. Our conversations focus on six pillars: movement, nutrition, sleep, stress, social connectedness and toxic substances—namely alcohol, tobacco and recreational drugs.
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Understanding a Woman’s Risk
An all-woman team is striving to diagnose heart disease in women sooner and treat them earlier.
Women experience chest pain too. It’s a fact that cardiologist Renee Bullock-Palmer, MD, director of Deborah Heart and Lung Center’s Women’s Heart Center in Browns Mills, NJ, believes needs to be said because too many doctors are still dismissing concerned patients.