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Female Cardiologist Co-authors Book on Women's Heart Health

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Dr. Shalizeh Shokooh

ORANGE, Calif - Heart disease in women is a growing epidemic as the long-standing number one killer of women. The male population more commonly experiences most of the information publicized in the media, such as the typical symptoms of chest pain and shortness of breath. Heart disease in women presents with more subtle symptoms, which can be misdiagnosed, with tragic results. With education and preventive measures, the number of fatalities can be greatly reduced. For this reason, Dr. Shalizeh Shokooh, along with her colleagues, Dr. Laurence Santora and Dr. Kelly Tucker, took on this important challenge in an effort to educate not only the general public, but also other heath professionals. They have published an informative book about heart disease in women.


This enlightening book, Women and Heart Disease, An Epidemic, covers the basics of what heart disease is and how to detect it, how to manage it and preventative measures that can be taken.  The unique challenges that face both patients and physicians are also discussed. The book is now available online at and


Women and Heart Disease, An Epidemic


Dr. Shokooh is a Board Certified Cardiologist in private practice at the Orange County Heart Institute and Research Center in Orange County, California.  Dr. Shokooh completed her undergraduate studies and her medical degree at University of California, Irvine.  She completed her Internal Medicine training at University of California, San Diego and University of California, Irvine.  Her Cardiology training was at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in California. She has lectured on women and heart disease to nursing programs and has been involved in EBCT research.  She has had research papers published.   She is currently the co-medical director at the St. Joseph Women's Heart Center in Orange, California.  Her leadership at the center and her interest in preventing heart disease in women has been the driving force in her involvement in increasing awareness in the community.  For the past three years she has been on the Board of Directors of the Orange County American Heart Association chapter.  She has been actively involved in the Go Red for Women campaign and was the recipient of the AHA Outstanding Medical Honoree award in February of 2007.  Her practice is focused on invasive and preventive cardiology with emphasis on women and heart disease.


For additional information or to schedule an interview, contact Meenoo Mozayeny, Public Relations at (714) 318-8378 or

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