More women than men struggle with stress and obesity, which are risk factors that can lead to or worsen heart failure. At our Cardiac Behavioral Medicine Program, we help you address all lifestyle and behavioral factors that can contribute to heart disease.
Many women with heart disease report many symptoms, not just of heart failure, but of other conditions. Our doctors use the latest technology to pinpoint the cause of your symptoms and arrive at an accurate diagnosis, so you can begin treatment promptly.
In general, women tend to see a doctor about heart conditions later than men do, so they may be older and have more advanced disease. Women also often have heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (a stiffening of the left ventricle that prevents it from filling up with blood). This type of heart failure may result from chronic hypertension (high blood pressure).