Wednesday, February 18, 6:30 p.m.
* Women are just as likely as men to be affected by heart disease.

* Leading cause of death for women

For more information or to register, call Healthline at 373-6585.

On Wednesday, February 18, cardiologist Ev Simon, MD, will discuss the current research, problems, and treatment in the field of heart disease in women. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafe Conference Room at Mid Coast Hospital.

Once it was believed that only men were affected by heart disease. Now it is recognized that women are just as likely to be affected, but often in different ways.

Presenter Ev Simon, MD, is a cardiologist with Mid Coast Cardiology. She completed a fellowship in cardiovascualr disease at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. During the 90 minute session, Dr. Simon will explore current research on heart disease and gender, ways in which women can prevent heart problems, and common treatments for various heart symptoms such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and chest pain.

Dr. Simon and her colleagues at Mid Coast Cardiology serve patients in the area from Waldoboro to Freeport and are on the medical staffs of both Miles Memorial Hospital and Mid Coast Hospital. They have office hours in both Brunswick and Edgecomb. The cardiologists are associated with the Maine Heart Center at Mid Coast Hospital and four other southern and central Maine hospitals including Maine Medical Center.

The program is free but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call Healthline at 373-6585.

Women and Heart Disease is another in a series of free Women's Wellness programs offered by Mid Coast Hospital.



The National Institute of Health and the American Heart Association are using the "red dress" as a symbol to educate women about this potentially deadly disease.

Wear a red dress or any red apparel to this workshop and receive a "red dress" pin.