Women’s Heart Care
Partner with the heart and vascular team at Cone Health to thwart the No. 1 killer of women: heart disease. As a woman, you’ll benefit from providers who understand your unique risk factors and challenges and dedicate their work to helping you live well.
Heart Disease & Stroke Risk Factors for Women
Women and men share many risk factors for heart disease and stroke. But some conditions increase the risk for women to a much greater degree. You also may face some unique risk factors, such as a history of pregnancy-related complications. See what increases a women’s risk of heart disease and stroke, and then review steps you can take to prevent heart and vascular disease.
Support Group for Women with Heart Disease
Unite with a community of women living with heart disease at Heart Sisters ‒ WomenHeart of Cone Health. You’ll gain information, support, friendship and a sense of empowerment as you join together for speaker presentations, activities and conversation.
The group is part of WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women and Heart Disease, a nonprofit patient advocacy organization. Members say benefits include:
- Improved quality of life
- Increased understanding of heart disease
- Better communication with health care providers
- Help creating or maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle
- Support for coping with the challenges of maintaining a heart disease treatment or medication regimen
Heart Attack Symptoms in Women
Compared to men, women are more likely to experience the following heart attack symptoms:
- Chest pressure or discomfort (rather than pain)
- Discomfort in the neck, jaw, shoulder, upper back or abdomen
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Right arm pain
- Shortness of breath
- Unusual fatigue
If you or someone close to you may be having a heart attack, call 9-1-1 right away. Getting care as soon as possible can save your life. Learn more emergency services at Cone Health.