Dubai: The first edition of the Women’s Cardiovascular Disease Conference, “Cardiovascular Disease in Women Conference,” took place at the Conrad Dubai Hotel over the course of two days on February 3rd to 4th 2023.
The two-day conference had 11 discussion sessions where professionals and specialists in this field highlighted the most recent and significant advancements in heart therapies for women. As a result, the event announced the beginning of its annual awareness campaign, which is run by the ECS and is titled “Her heart matters.”
The President of the Emirates Cardiac Society and Consultant Cardiologist, Dr Juwairia Alali remarked that, “Each year, heart diseases and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women. But fortunately, as a community, we can change that by spreading awareness about it because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. Therefore, ECS aims to spread knowledge and awareness among the specialists in this sector and the public alike.”
Session 10 Cardiomyopathies/Heart Failure
Dr Hanan Albackr talking about Management of Heart Failure in Child Barring Age
CVD in Women Conference
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“The More women know about heart disease, the more opportunities they have to fight it. We witnessed a great turnout for this event, the first of its kind in the region, and the participants of many local and regional bodies, which reflects the important role played by the “Emirates Cardiac Society in spreading awareness and knowledge among the specialized entities as well as the public in the Arab World. The event also shed light on other factors that may contribute to heart disease in women, as cardiovascular disease is one of the most important causes of death around the world.” Dr. Alali further added.
The scientific committee of the conference included Dr. Juwairia Alali, the President of the Emirates Cardiac Society, Vice President Dr. Abdullah Shehab and the Chairman of the scientific committee of the society, Dr. Wael Al-Mahmeed and the chairperson of the committee on Congenital and Genetic Heart Disease Working Group of Emirates Cardiac Society Dr. Ghadeera Al Mansouri in addition to the special participation of a number of doctors from Saudi Arabia, such as Dr. Mervat Al-Alasnag, Dr. Huda Ismail, Dr. Rasha Al Bawardy, and Dr. Hanan Bakr.
The Emirates Cardiac Society and on the sidelines of the conference “Cardiovascular Disease in Women Conference” a campaign will be running with several initiatives across the malls in UAE to measure blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), blood sugar and cholesterol, to introduce and raise awareness about heart diseases in women. Giving healthy tips and guidance about women’s fitness and nutrition would be part of this campaign.
Women should also be mindful that other factors pose a risk to their health, especially rheumatic immune diseases, and heart diseases during pregnancy, which can be identified during reproductive life and can contribute to the development of current risk assessment strategies for the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases. This conference Is Organized by ICOM.