Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Heart Disease in Women
Stanford is committed to improving the cardiovascular health of
women. Our team offers evidence-based, gender-specific, personalized,
and comprehensive care including primary, secondary, and tertiary
prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Cardiovascular disease takes the life of one out of every two women
resulting in nearly 500 million deaths annually. Differences between
women and men have been identified throughout the entire spectrum of
cardiovascular disease, from risk factors to symptoms, and from
diagnosis to treatment and outcomes. Fortunately, there is a growing
body of knowledge about women and cardiovascular disease and how they
differ from men. Learn more about the following cardiovascular
conditions in women.
The leading cause of death in women, many women ignore the symptoms
of a heart attack. Instead of crushing chest pain, women may
experience a strange discomfort in the back or other easily ignored
Also referred to as high blood pressure, a condition in which the
arteries have persistently elevated blood pressure which can lead to
damaged organs, as well as several illnesses, such as renal failure
(kidney failure), aneurysm, heart failure, stroke, or heart
Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics)
provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well
as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office
staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
Call the cardiology New Patient Coordinators at 650-723-6459 to
schedule an appointment.
Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers