GREENWICH, Conn. -- Sasanka Jayasuriya, MD, of the Yale New Haven Health Women’s Cardiovascular Center in Greenwich will speak about women and heart disease at the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women luncheon on Wednesday, May 4 at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa.
Dr. Jayasuriya’s educational session – titled “Not Now, I Have to …” beginning at 10:15 am – will explore the differences between women and men when it comes to heart disease.
“Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women. Yet many women don’t realize they are at risk or know that heart attack symptoms are different for women. Women are typically so busy taking care of their families that they sometimes forget to care for themselves,” she said.
An interventional cardiologist who specializes in women’s heart health, Dr. Jayasuriya spearheaded the creation of the Yale New Haven Health Women’s Cardiovascular Center in Greenwich, which takes a holistic approach to cardiovascular care.
Cardiologists, exercise physiologists and registered dietitians work together to help women learn about nationally approved treatments, reduce personal risk factors and identify lifestyle changes to decrease the odds of developing cardiac and vascular problems. The center is located at Greenwich Hospital’s outpatient facility at 15 Valley Dr. in Greenwich.
Greenwich Hospital is a sponsor of the Go Red For Women event.