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The facts are startling. Heart disease is the number-one killer of women in the United States. Yet, many women continue to deny they are vulnerable; they still believe men are at higher risk.
Heartbeat to Heartbeat: Women and Heart Disease is an urgent wake-up call that encourages viewers to take action towards improving their cardiovascular health. The program provides useful information on risk factors, symptoms and prevention, explores the emotional impact of the disease, and reveals just how important it is for women to ask questions of their physicians and to reach out for support when they need it.
Featured in Heartbeat to Heartbeat are: Pamela Serure, (above, center) an author who suffered a deep depression after undergoing triple bypass surgery; Virgie Harris-Bovelle, (above, left) who lives with heart disease, recently lost her mother to the same illness, and encourages her daughter to get herself checked out; Kathy Kastan, (above, right) president of WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease; and actor Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), who encourages women to take charge of their well-being.
Dr. Susan Bennett, Clinical Director of the Women's Heart Program at The George Washington University Hospital, and Dr. Barbara Alving, Acting Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, are the medical experts featured in the program.
Heartbeat to Heartbeat: Women and Heart Disease is a production of Creative Expansions, Inc., presented by KCTS/Seattle Public Television and distributed by American Public Television. Helene Lerner, Executive Producer and Host. Carey Graeber and Mona Kanin, Senior Producers. Satoko Sugiyama, Editor. Lloyd Handwerker, Director of Photography.