Women are often under-appreciated as heart patients. The goal of the Women’s Heart Program at the Maryland Heart Center is to improve care for women with heart disease, and raise awareness of issues that women face when receiving cardiac care.
The symptoms heart disease that women experience are often difficult to recognize both for patients and providers. The Women’s Heart Health Program at the Maryland Heart Center helps to discriminate whether or not patients actually have heart disease or other issues that may mimic heart disease. We strive to keep women safe and healthy.
The program offers thorough assessments with all of the modern testing available for women to address their heart health needs. This includes offering preventive strategies, risk stratification, assessment of cholesterol, blood sugar levels, family history, as well as other traditional risk factors. Our physicians also try to look at novel risk factors for heart disease and are very interested in patients who have a strong family history of heart disease.
When to Seek Care
Those women who have decreased exercise tolerance, breathlessness with exertion, increasing fatigue or decreased stamina for no clear reason should seek medical care. These women need to determine their heart risk and seek assessment by a qualified cardiac provider.