Cardiovascular health is an important part of your long-term health. All women should actively care for their heart’s health. Currently:
In addition to these startling statistics, many women feel shameful or embarrassed to talk about their heart health. Many are fearful of seeking care or guidance, so they delay care.
There is hope. Outcomes are significantly improved when you seek early care from an expert cardiologist. The Women’s Heart Program at Weill Cornell Medicine is here to provide comfort, support and world-class care.
You have more control over your heart’s health than you may think. When our patients learn more about their risk factors, specific conditions and how they can better care for themselves, they feel comforted and empowered. When you become a patient at the Women’s Heart Program, you and your doctor will work together to help you achieve optimum health so that you can enjoy a longer, healthier, more active and productive life.
The Women’s Heart Program at Weill Cornell Medicine is here to help women improve their heart health at any stage of their adult life. Education and preventive care are highly effective in preventing heart disease and slowing heart disease progression. Seek out cardiovascular care as early as possible.
We encourage you to learn more about becoming a patient at the Weill Cornell Medicine Women’s Heart Program if you:
Women have different risk factors for heart disease than men. If you have one or more of these risk factors, you will benefit from becoming a patient of the Women’s Heart Program at Weill Cornell Medicine:
A common misperception is that intense chest pain is the only symptom of a heart attack. Be sure to look out for many other common signs and symptoms of heart attacks in women:
If you experience any of these symptoms, be sure to seek care at an emergency department as soon as possible. It is important to go to an emergency department where the physicians understand the unique symptoms of heart attacks in women.
Do not delay seeking medical attention out of embarrassment or fear. You can ask for an electrocardiogram (EKG) test or blood enzyme test to know definitively if you are having a heart attack or not.