|On Valentine's Day, Dr. Joanne Masella, left, dean of the School of Nursing, welcomes speaker Dr. Martha Gulati and guests Sally and William Soter.|
Dr. Martha Gulati, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at The Ohio State University, delivered a heart-centric message on Valentine’s Day to students in the School of Nursing at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Despite advances in women’s cardiovascular research and increased public awareness during the past decade, women are less likely to be offered standard therapy for cardiovascular disease and are more likely to die from it than men, Dr. Gulati said.
“There’s something about how we view women compared to men, how we value their lives, and how we sometimes don’t treat them with the same degree of aggressiveness” as men, she said.
Dr. Gulati, who has dedicated her work to educating women, physicians and those employed in health professions about women’s cardiovascular disease, is also the Sarah Ross Soter Chair in Women’s Cardiovascular Health at The Ohio State University.
Among those in attendance for Dr. Gulati’s presentation were Palm Beach residents Sally Ross Soter, who established the Sarah Ross Soter Chair in Women’s Cardiovascular Health, and her husband, William J. Soter. Mrs. Soter is a 2012 recipient of PBA’s Women of Distinction Award.