Quality Cardiac Care For Women, By Women
Many 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.
- 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.