Heart experts don’t miss a beat at Café Thirty-A

Heart Talk

Dr. Ajay Labroo fields questions during the heart talk April 18 at Cafe Thirty-A.

Deborah Wheeler/The Sun
Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 04:01 PM.

An Evening With the Experts — heart experts, that is — drew such a crowd the first time that the doctors returned for another session April 18 at Cafe Thirty-A.

The event was free and focused on heart health, along with an update given on Sacred Heart Hospital's expanded heart and vascular services.

As attendees nibbled on heart-healthy hors d'oeuvres and sipped wine, they had an opportunity to listen and ask questions of the panel of heart experts from SHHEC.

The experts consisted of interventional cardiologist Ajay Labroo, who moderated the discussion; board certified electrophysiologist Dr. Francis Le; board certified cardiologist Angel Morrobel; and board certified cardiologist Stephen Phlaum.

The doctors fielded questions from the audience and talked of the differing symptoms for men and women experiencing heart problems or a heart attack. Being aware of these differences could be key, as the No. 1 killer of women is heart disease.

The classic symptom for a man is chest pains. For women, however, the pain might be chest pains, but could manifest itself between the shoulders in the back, or in the jaw, or upper arm. These pains may be accompanied by nausea in men or women.

The doctors discussed key ingredients that can bring on heart attacks, such as high blood pressure.

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