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Quality Cardiac Care For Women, By Women

Bullock-Palmer-SSMany women are surprised to learn that heart disease is the most dangerous threat to their health. The fact that cardiovascular diseases claim more women’s lives than the next 16 causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer – can be a sobering one.

Studies show that women continue to receive less cardiovascular care across the entire healthcare spectrum. At the Women’s Heart Center, we help address this diagnosis and treatment gap with earlier detection, comprehensive diagnostics, the most advanced treatment options and clinical trials, and effective rehabilitation services.

The dedicated physicians at Deborah are specially trained to diagnose and treat heart disease in women. Our female patients benefit from an all-female team – including a cardiologist, endocrinologist, pulmonologist and hospitalist – who truly understand their unique needs.

Fast Facts
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the US, accounting for 1 in every 5 female deaths.
  • Women are 70% more likely than men to die from a first heart attack.
  • A woman’s heart attack usually occurs while she’s at rest.
  • A woman’s symptoms are subtle and may include shortness of breath, chronic fatigue, pain in the stomach, jaw or neck, nausea, dizziness and swelling of the ankles.
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Why Deborah?

  • The Women’s Heart Center has played a key role in numerous clinical research trials, including the PROMISE trial which investigates non-invasive strategies and technologies to improve diagnosis and management of women with heart disease; the PROTECTION VI study which looked at reducing radiation dosages in cardiac diagnosis; and the LUCY study which focused on peripheral arterial disease in women.
  • In conjunction with the Cardiovascular Institute of Philadelphia, Deborah has sponsored the Role of Cardiac Imaging in Female Patients for six years, drawing together regional experts in the field.

Meet Renee Bullock-Palmer, MD

Learn about her hopes that patients come in with an open mind, how she views the patient-physician relationship and why she chose Deborah.

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In alliance with Cleveland Institute Clinic Heart, Vascular and Thoracic

Cleveland Clinic is ranked #1 in the nation for heart care since 1995 by U.S. News & World Report. As an alliance member, Deborah® elevates cardiovascular care for patients in the region – allowing for the sharing of best practices, new treatments and therapies. Patients benefit from:

  • Highest quality care
  • Sharing of best practices
  • Cutting-edge technologies
  • Advances in treatments

Terms & Conditions

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