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CIS offers virtual seminar on women's heart health

Posted at 10:17 AM, Jun 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-08 11:17:46-04

Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is hosting Heels for Hearts, a free virtual wellness social for women, via Zoom on Thursday, July 15th at 5:30 p.m.

Heart disease is the number one killer of women each year, more than all forms of cancer combined. Yet, many women do not understand their risk or realize how heart disease looks and feels different in women. CIS urges the importance of awareness, prevention and education for women about heart disease.

This educational event will encourage women to be informed about their heart health and will include presentations by a panel of CIS physicians, nurse practitioners, dietitians and wellness experts and will feature interactive games, a Q&A session, door prizes and more. To register for this free event, please visit Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions on how to tune in closer to the event. Please use a valid email address and phone number.

According to the release, CIS was founded by Dr. Craig Walker in 1983 and now is a world-leader in preventing, detecting and treating cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disease. CIS offers a comprehensive heart and vascular program with expert physicians trained in many specialties, including internal medicine, nuclear cardiology, electrophysiology, lipid management, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, valve disease and interventional cardiovascular procedures. CIS has earned international acclaim as a pioneer of research, development and education, as well as an innovator in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease. With a dedicated team of more than 930 team members, CIS provides comprehensive cardiovascular care at 22 locations across Louisiana and Mississippi, with 10 telemedicine programs. CIS remains at the forefront of technology, providing the highest-quality, compassionate care. This mission has guided the institute for more than 37 years of excellence. For more information about CIS, call 1-800-425-2565 or visit