February 8, 2013
9:00am - 2:00pm
The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa
71333 Dinah Shore Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Dr. Kerrigan is our guest host for the 2013 Go Red For Women Luncheon. With his wife Deborah, you will hear Dr. Kerrigan's personal story as they share
how his heart attack has changed their lives.
We are excited to have partnered with the local Palm Desert Macy's to bring you a very special Go Red For Women fashion show featuring five beautiful women who are all survivors and live in the Coachella Valley.
When Renee awoke one morning nauseous and sweaty, she assumed she had the flu, but called 911 when her symptoms escalated. EMS told her it was just anxiety, but after a visit to the doctor later that day, tests confirmed her suspicion: Renee had experienced a heart attack.
In route to another hospital, Renee passed out. After six separate defibrillations, she was finally revived and woke up in the ICU. Realizing the gravity of her situation, she asked the nurse, "Am I out of the woods?" The nurse's face said it all.
Despite a slow and challenging recovery, Renee is thankful for her experience. "I got a wake-up call in my 30s that most people don't get until their 60s."
Like most women, before her heart attack, finding balance was hard. As a new mom, Renee put the needs of her family before hers, followed by career and housework. There was simply no time for herself or her health.
Today Renee is taking care of herself through exercises and a heart-healthy diet. Looking back, she feels intense gratitude that she listened to her body and fought to make her heart heard.
"The best thing to do is follow your intuition. If you're tired or don't feel well, go to your doctor and insist that you know your body and that something is wrong."
Renee's story has inspired women to put their health first. As a result, many friends and family have visited their own doctors and gotten their cholesterol and blood pressure checked. Nothing warms Renee's heart more than that.
"I Go Red for all the women out there trying to find balance in their life."
Get inspired. Get informed. Join health and fitness experts, medical professionals, and women like you to hear the concrete steps you can take today for better heart health.
Dr. Hetal Bhakta - “Mending a Haywire Heart”
About 2.5 million Americans suffer from abnormal heart rhythms, known as atrial fibrillation. Desert Regional Medical Center Cardiologist, Hetal Bhakta, MD, a specialist in electrophysiology, will discuss some of the latest technologies which may permanently resolve symptoms in certain patients.
Dr. M. Asif Taqi - “Women and Stroke”
Each year, more women than men suffer from stroke, which is a leading cause of disability in America. Dr. M. Asif Taqi, MD, medical director of interventional and critical care neurology, will discuss the best ways to recognize, respond and, when necessary, attack the cause of a stroke through hi-tech, interventional therapies.
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