The Female Heart: What it Continues to Teach Us

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) will present a “Medicine Today” lecture about heart health for women. The talk, The Female Heart: What it Continues to Teach Us, will be presented by Bina Ahmed, MD, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at the Taconic Hotel in Manchester.

Cardiology research continues to yield powerful revelations all in efforts to improve outcomes for all patients with heart disease. Among these discoveries are the surprising differences between men and women with heart disease. In this talk, Dr. Bina Ahmed—assistant professor at the Geisel School of Medicine, an interventional cardiologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and an expert in sex-based differences in heart disease and cardiovascular outcomes—will give an update on some unique features of heart disease that are specific to women.

The event is free, but advanced registration is required. Please contact Ashley Jowett at ashley.jowett@svhealthcare.org or 802-447-5019.

Dr. Ahmed has studied small vessel dysfunction, myocardial infarction with open arteries, and the female predisposition to procedure related bleeding. She received her medical degree at Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan, in 1999. Ahmed completed residencies in internal medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester and University of Southern California Medical Center in Los Angeles. In addition, she was a clinical research fellow at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and she completed both cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, VT. She is board certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology, a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and a member of the American Heart Association.