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Free Lunch & Learn Discusses Cardiovascular Disease in Women

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BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General will host a February 27 Lunch and Learn event on cardiovascular disease in women. Dr. Charisse Ward, a cardiologist with Cardiovascular Institute of the South, will discuss women’s heart health, including unique signs and symptoms, the importance of screening and early diagnosis, plus treatment options and ways to become more heart-healthy.

“Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women and accounts for about 1 in every 3 deaths,” said Dr. Ward. “But what many women may not know is that traditional risk factors for heart disease may affect them differently than men. Plus, women often have very subtle symptoms when they are experiencing a heart attack, and more than half of women who die of heart disease have no warning signs at all.”

The event will be held at BRG’s Bluebonnet campus, with lunch provided. The event is free, and registration is required. Details are also available on Facebook.

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Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as an affiliate of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.