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Heart Disease in Women

Women's Heart HealthHeart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Traditional risk factors for heart disease becoming more prevalent in women include: diabetes, smoking, obesity, physical inactivity, hypertension and high cholesterol. There are other emerging risk factors that may increase your risk for heart disease at younger age, such as pregnancy complications (preterm delivery, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, gestational diabetes), autoimmune disease, history of cancer treatment and depression. Fortunately, women’s long-term cardiovascular health can be greatly improved when these conditions and risks are identified and treated early.

RWJBarnabas Health’s Heart Disease in Women’s Program, available at all of our 11 hospitals, is able to offer these services by combining an unparalleled level of expertise comprised of a full range of diagnostic, treatment and support services.

Requesting an Appointment

Prior to scheduling an appointment with one of our cardiovascular specialists, you may need a referral from your primary care or obstetrical physician. In some cases, you may make a self-referral. For a self-referral, please contact us or make an appointment online.

Conditions Treated

Our program is able to treat a variety of cardiac conditions. These include but are not limited to:

Procedures Offered

Your doctor will decide the specific procedure based on several factors, including the type of heart condition you have and how severe it is; your age, medical history and lifestyle; and results of tests performed during your initial evaluation. Consult with your cardiologist for more information.

Meet the Team

Meet the Team Instrumental to our program’s success is our passionate, experienced, and integrated multidisciplinary team comprised of cardiovascular specialists skilled in all aspects of health care. To learn more about our team members, please visit our Heart Disease in Women Team page.

Access to the Latest Medical and Clinical Research

RWJBarnabas Health Heart, Vascular & Thoracic also prides itself in providing patients with the opportunity to have access to the latest technology and medical advancements via participation in some of the most renowned clinical studies offered. As you are aware, clinical studies help bridge research and patient care by evaluating therapies, drugs and diagnostic tools to drive discoveries into clinical practice. To learn more about our clinical trials, please visit our Clinical Trials Page.

Women and Hearth Health Brochure

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