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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

Women HeartUnite 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
  • Sweating
  • 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.

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