Essentia to host women's heart disease webinar Thursday

The free webinar is hosted in partnership with the American Heart Association.

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Essentia Health cardiologists, Dr. Nicole Worden, left, and Dr. Catherine Benziger, right, are among presenters of a heart disease webinar Thursday.
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DULUTH — A webinar hosted by Essentia and the American Heart Association will inform attendees of the risks and statistics of heart disease in women. The free GoRED webinar will be at 11:15 a.m. Thursday.

The interactive presentation will teach viewers about risk factors that contribute to heart disease and ways to minimize those factors, plus a question-and-answer session. Speakers will include Essentia cardiologists Dr. Natalia Rocha, Dr. Catherine Benziger and Dr. Nicole Worden and a local survivor who experienced a severe heart attack in fall 2021.

Registration is open to the public and can be found at

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and accounted for 301,280 deaths among American women in 2019 — or about one in every five female deaths, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

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