Heart Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

Clinical Services: Cardiology
Upper East Side
520 East 70th Street, Starr Pavilion, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10021
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(646) 962-PULS (7857)
Upper East Side
1305 York Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10021
Call
(646) 962-PULS (7857)

Heart health can be complex. There are many types of heart conditions, diseases and problems that can seriously damage your heart health.

Often, women experience different symptoms than men and may feel reluctant to seek care. But getting care from a highly trained cardiologist who specializes in women’s heart health is one of the best ways to prioritize your health and longevity.

The cardiologists at the Weill Cornell Medicine Women’s Heart Program use the most advanced technology and imaging techniques to expertly diagnose and treat all types of heart disease.

If you believe that you are experiencing heart disease symptoms or have been told by a doctor that you are at high risk for heart disease, the cardiologists at our Women’s Heart Program are here to provide you with expert diagnosis, compassionate treatment and supportive care for your long-term health.

Diagnosis and Testing 

  • Your cardiologist will use a variety of tests and imaging to get a good understanding of your specific condition. The tests may include:
  • Blood tests to understand your blood lipid (fat), sugar and cholesterol levels
  • Chest X-ray or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to visualize the size and shape of your heart and lungs
  • Computed Tomography (CT) scan to measure calcium in and around your arteries
  • Angiogram to track blood flow throughout your arteries
  • Echocardiogram to measure your heart’s pumping strength
  • Stress or exercise tests to measure your heart function while under stress

Treating and Managing Heart Disease

Heart disease treatments: Your cardiologist will recommend a treatment plan based on your specific diagnosis and long-term health goals. Treatment may include medications or surgery. 

Learn more about the treatments and services offered by Weill Cornell Medicine cardiologists.

Managing your heart disease: Heart disease is a chronic disease; it requires lifelong care and commitment. Making heart-healthy decisions in your daily life is the best way to slow the disease’s progression or reduce the risk of a second cardiac event.

You will discuss how you can best manage your heart disease with: 

  • Changes to your diet
  • Changes to your exercise routine
  • Support to quit tobacco use and avoid secondhand smoke
  • Strategies to reduce stress and support your emotional well-being

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Whether you visit us virtually through a video visit or you see us in person, you can be assured that we will deliver the highest standards of care with compassion. Our team has taken every step to keep our facilities safe for you to continue your care. Learn more about our safety measures and the changes we’ve made to improve your patient experience.

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