Heart Failure and Women with Christina Dunbar Matos DO, MS, MPH

Olson Center for Women’s Health, in conjunction with Nebraska Medicine Cardiovascular Services, will address heart health for women in their upcoming 3-part virtual lecture series.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death or women in the US and can affect women at any age. The Olson Center will co-host a series, “Let’s Talk About Heart Health in Women” with Nebraska Medicine Cardiovascular Services to bring attention this health issue. Each session will be provided virtually, and meeting links will be emailed to registrants prior to each event. 

Each lecture is detailed below with dates and times. You are welcome to register for one, two or all three lectures. To register, email the Olson Women’s Health Resource Center at OlsonWHRC@unmc.edu , call 402.559.6345 or visit the Engage links listed below.

Lecture 1: Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) in Women and Stress Testing with Neha Goyal, MD

Thursday, Feb. 8, 11:00 a.m.

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death for women. Recognition of signs and symptoms is important.

Register here on Engage

Lecture 2: Heart Failure and Women with Christina Dunbar Matos DO, MS, MPH

Monday, Feb. 12, 12:30 p.m.

Heart Failure is a disease that impacts both men and women.  This session will describe how to recognize risk factors for heart failure, as well as the warning signs and treatment options that are essential in controlling it.

Register here on Engage

This lecture is free, however if you would like to obtain nursing credit, the cost is $15. Payment instructions will be given when you pre-register. Nursing credit can only be obtained for watching the live stream of the virtual presentation, not for viewing the recording after the event.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by University of Nebraska Medical Center and Olson Center for Women’s Health. University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this activity for 1.0 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit for the actual time spent participating in this activity. Course ID: 24OL00025

Lecture 3: Atrial Fibrillation: Understanding the Mechanisms and Treatment Options with Niyada Naksuk, MD

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m.

Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia, affecting over 2.5 million Americans, and is associated with increased mortality. Despite advances in catheter ablation, atrial arrhythmia recurrence remains a persistent challenge. Compared to men, women have higher rates of adverse outcomes, including procedure-related complications, increased risk of cardiovascular admissions and stroke, as well as arrhythmia recurrence after catheter ablation. 

Register here on Engage

Dial-In Information

Meeting linke will be emailed to registrants prior to the event. 

Monday, February 12 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Health & Wellness


Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, Public


College of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology


No fee to attend, $15 for nursing credit

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