In honor of Heart Health Month, alumna and Cardiologist Dina Sparano ’98, MD is featured in February’s Cleveland Magazine.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. It is responsible for the deaths of almost twice as many women as all types of cancer, including breast cancer. Thankfully, the disease is also one of the most preventable.
Sparano, who works for University Hospitals in Northeast Ohio, is reminding everyone to make heart-healthy choices.
“We must continue to educate the females in our lives. Be your own best advocate when it comes to your health – know your numbers, and also your risk and your family history. More importantly, learn from it. Let’s inspire our daughters and granddaughters to take steps to rewrite family health history with the outcomes for which we all hope,” Sparano said.
Sparano is a graduate of John Carroll University and Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, along with two fellowships in cardiovascular medicine and electrophysiology at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is currently the associate program director and director of lead management for electrophysiology at UH Cleveland Medical Center. She is also a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University.