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World-Renowned Cardiac Care Just For Women

You’re here. Taking control of your heart health — and with good reason. Too often heart disease and other heart-related issues go undetected in women. That’s why we’ve created a program specifically for you with tools designed to diagnose and treat you at every stage of your heart health.

Designed With Women’s Heart Health In Mind

Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year — more than all cancers combined. Our heart, lung and vascular program is designed just for you at AdventHealth for Women, where we treat more women patients than any other medical center in the country. 

Rest assured that we offer the most advanced technology and surgical equipment, as well as clinical trials using innovative therapies. From prevention and regular screening to specialized care like a cardio-oncology team that monitors heart health during cancer treatment, your heart is always in good hands here.

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Cardiovascular Disease in Women Understanding Signs and Symptoms

While there are many similarities in the symptoms of heart disease in men and women, there are even more important differences to know. Learn the symptoms and signs and call 911 if you are experiencing any signs of a heart attack or stroke.

As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, including:

  • Breaking out in a cold sweat
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach
  • Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest which lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back
  • Shortness of breath, with or without chest discomfort

Source: The American Heart Association

Women should be aware of stroke symptoms that happen suddenly, including: 

  • Confusion, or difficulty speaking or understanding
  • Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Difficulty seeing, or blurred vision in one or both eyes
  • Difficulty walking, feeling dizzy or a loss of balance or coordination
  • Severe headache with no known cause

Source: The American Heart Association

Empowering Your Heart Health Partnering With The American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is the leading resource for preventative care and education for women. We’ve partnered with the best to offer you a variety of heart health information so you can feel empowered to take heart health into your hands.

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