Women and Heart Health: Heart Disease and Prevention for Women
If you are like most women, you are probably busy taking care of everyone else but yourself. In this presentation, Dr. Bond will highlight cardiovascular conditions most prevalent in women. She will also discuss what increases a woman’s risk for heart disease and prevention tips for heart health. Make yourself a priority in 2021 and register for this empowering session. Let’s talk about what prioritizing your heart health and self-care looks like, and how you can encourage the women in your life and across your organization to do the same.
Session participants will understand:
- What heart disease is defined as and how it’s preventable 80% of the time
- The traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease
- The unique, female-specific risk factors for cardiovascular disease
- Disparities in cardiovascular disease across the United States, especially Arizona
- How employers can support employees facing cardiovascular disease and how to promote the importance of heart health.
Rachel Bond, MD, Cardiologist and Arizona System Director of Women’s Heart Health at Dignity Health
Dr. Rachel M. Bond is a board- certified attending cardiologist who has devoted her career to the treatment of heart disease through early detection, education, and prevention. She is the System Director of Women’s Heart Health at Dignity Health in Arizona. Dr. Bond is the Co-chair of the Women in Cardiology Committee, as well as Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. She most recently has been appointed to serve on the Women in Cardiology Section Leadership Council for the National Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. She holds a faculty position as Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine.
Dr. Bond earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the seven-year accelerated medical program at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and earned her medical doctorate from NYU School of Medicine. She completed her training in internal medicine at NYU School of Medicine and in cardiovascular disease at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York.
Dr. Bond is the author of several review papers referencing sex and gender differences and cardiovascular conditions that predominantly affect women, along with opinion pieces aimed at addressing health equity, reducing health disparities, and promoting the professional development of women and minorities in the health-science profession. She has a passion for advocacy of education and mentorship and has advised as an expert source through news and media outlets. Her clinical interests include heart-disease prevention, pregnancy-related heart conditions, and cardio-oncology and lipid disorders. Her research interests currently include the heart-mind connection, cardio-rheumatology and gender disparities in valvular heart disease.
Dr. Bond is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology, Association of Black Cardiologists, and the American Heart Association, where she is a national spokesperson for the “Go Red for Women” campaign and sits on the board of directors.
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