Local cardiologist presents ‘Women & Heart Disease’ program

HealthQuest WNY is an initiative of Lake Erie Regional Health System of New York designed to provide health and wellness information, resources and support to the community. During National Heart Month, HealthQuest WNY is hosting a free program for area residents featuring cardiologist Eram Chaudhry, MD. The program, “Women & Heart Disease,” will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the SUNY Fredonia Incubator, 1st Floor Conference Room, 214 Central Ave. in Dunkirk. This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available.

During the program, Dr. Chaudhry will define heart disease and explain how to recognize the symptoms of heart disease in women. Among the other topics to be discussed are risk factor modification and treatment options for heart disease. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions about themselves or loved ones. The program is open to both women and men.

This special HealthQuest WNY seminar is being held during the national recognition month to raise awareness of women’s health and heart issues. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is still the top cause of death among women, ranking higher than all kinds of cancer combined.

For more information or to register for the program, call 363-7233 or email events@lakeeriehealth.org. Reservations are recommended but not required.

Dr. Chaudhry is board-certified in cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology. She offers inpatient cardiology services at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk and Lake Shore Health Care Center in Irving. She has spent her entire career in this area of specialization and was the first full-time cardiologist in northern Chautauqua County.

She is a member of the Medicor medical staff and the Heart Institute at UPMC Hamot. She accepts patient appointments at UPMC Hamot Medical Park in Fredonia and at Barnes Primary Care in Silver Creek.

The cardiologist attended medical school at the University of Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan. She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo. Dr. Chaudhry also completed fellowships in cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology at Fletcher Allen Health Care at the University of Vermont at Burlington.