Intermountain Park City Hospital Event Raises Awareness of Heart Disease as Leading Killer of Women

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Dr. Annabelle Santos Volgman, nationally recognized cardiologist and an expert in women’s heart health, presented at Intermountain Park City Hospital “Heart Smart Soirée"

Park City, UT (PRUnderground) March 5th, 2024

Dr. Annabelle Santos Volgman, a nationally recognized cardiologist and expert in women’s heart health, recently spoke at the Intermountain Park City Hospital’s “Heart Smart Soirée: A Night to Celebrate Women’s Heart Health.”

The event worked to raise awareness that heart disease is the leading killer of women – more than all cancer combined – but there are positive things women can do to proactively reduce their risk of heart disease.

According to the American Heart Association:

  • Heart disease kills one in three women
  • Nearly 45% of women ages 20+ are living with some form of cardiovascular disease.
  • Less than 50% of women entering pregnancy in the U.S. have optimal cardiovascular health.
  • Women experience unique life stages, such as pregnancy and menopause, that can put them at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease.

Women were invited to wear red to the event as well as join in celebrating women’s heart health through live music, prize drawings, a heart-themed photo booth, information tables, free blood pressure screenings and a chance for women to print their own work of art as a memento of the evening. Heart healthy hors d’oeuvres and mini desserts were also prepared by Intermountain chefs.

Dr. Volgman is the co-founder and medical director of the Rush Heart Center for Women, the first heart program in Chicago devoted exclusively to women that opened in 2003.

A fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, Dr. Volgman has dedicated her career to helping women and their families lead healthier lives through prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Three Intermountain Park City Hospital physicians also spoke at the event: Austin Smith, MD, medical director of emergency medicine; Michael B. Chen, MD, medical director of OB/GYN; and Amanda Donohue, DO, cardiology.

About Intermountain Health

Headquartered in Utah with locations in seven states and additional operations across the western U.S., Intermountain Health is a nonprofit system of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, medical groups with some 3,900 employed physicians and advanced care providers, a health plans division called Select Health with more than one million members, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs. For more information or updates, see

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