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 signs.
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 attack.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as 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 securely online.