• By Dana Sparks

Join Twitter #heartchat TODAY at 12:30 p.m. EST

February 13, 2013

Did you know that almost 80 percent of heart disease is preventable? Following simple, daily tips can make us healthier. Please join experts from Mayo Clinic, the American Heart Association and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease for an American Heart Month chat Feb. 13 at 12;30 p.m. EST on Twitter. The chat will be moderated by Alice Park, a staff writer at TIME magazine who reports on the latest in health and medicine. On Twitter follow @mayoclinic, @American_ Heart,@WomenHeart, @AliceParkNY.

Experts participating include:

Martha Grogan, M.D., a Mayo Clinic cardiologist and medical editor-in-chief of Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life!

Stephen Kopecky, M.D.,  a Mayo Clinic cardiologist who focuses on prevention. Dr. Kopecky is president of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology.

The American Heart Association

Annabelle Volgman, M.D., a cardiologist and director of the Women’s Heart Center at Rush University and a member of the WomenHeart Scientific Advisory Committee.

We will discuss the latest research and offer simple steps to prevent heart disease in children, women and men. 

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