Heart disease, the leading killer of women, can affect women differently than men.
- Coronary microvascular disease occurs in small blood vessels of the heart and is more common in women.
- Often, the first sign of cardiovascular disease in women is a heart attack, stroke, or heart failure.
- It's also common for women to experience lesser-known symptoms of heart disease. For example, you may feel more shortness of breath, fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea, and left-arm or neck pain in addition to chest pain or pressure.
- Pregnancy, menopause, and stress can also affect women's hearts and require personalized care from knowledgeable experts.
We are aware of these differences and can choose the most appropriate tests to evaluate your condition. Whether you have been diagnosed with heart disease or are concerned about your risk and want to take steps now, we can help you manage your heart health and reduce the risk of future events.