Women have unique heart health needs at every life stage. On February 5th, 2020 HealthyWomen held an educational roundtable moderated by renowned cardiologist Dr. Nieca Goldberg, Medical Director of NYU Women's Heart Program and Senior Advisor, Women's Health Strategy, NYU Langone Health, to learn more about heart-health issues associated with birth control decisions, pregnancy, menopause and aging, as well as chronic conditions. Dr. Goldberg and panelists discussed the latest heart disease research specific to women's health across the lifespan, as well as the health disparities that exist in cardiovascular disease, and provided recommendations for how and when to discuss heart health with health care providers.

To prepare for the event, HealthyWoman surveyed more than 1,600 women about their views on heart health. Read the full survey report here.
View the agenda here.
View the presentations in PDF format here.
View the meeting executive summary here.

Read the full report of Women's Heart Health Across the Lifespan: A Health Education Roundtable.


  • Dr. Nieca Goldberg, Medical Director, Women's Heart Program and Senior Advisor for Women's Health Strategy, NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Dr. Line Malha, Nephrologist, The Hypertension Center, Cornell Medical Center
  • Dr. Lauren Baldassarre, Director of the Cardio-Oncology Program, Yale Cancer Center
  • Dr. Icilma Fergus, Director of Cardiovascular Disparities, Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Kathy Berra, MSN, NP-BC, Past President and Founder of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Co-Director, The LifeCare Company
  • Dr. Larry Chinitz, Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Heart Rhythm Center, NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Dr. Lisa Larkin, CEO and Founder of Ms. Medicine
  • Dr. John Dodson, Director, Geriatric Cardiology Program Aging and heart disease, NYU Langone Medical Center

Special thanks to our sponsors: Abiomed, Amarin Corporation,Boehringer Ingelheim / Lilly,Boston Scientific, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Novartis.

Want more heart health information from HealthyWomen? All of our top heart health resources, including a deeper look into our survey results, can be found here.

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