Women & Heart Disease
Heart disease is very specific in women. Oftentimes, women do not demonstrate the same symptomology as men. For that reason, we have dedicated female cardiologists, including a female clinical cardiac electrophysiologist – both experts in female heart disease – to best care for you. We recommend all women be evaluated by a cardiologist to monitor any symptomology, even if you do not demonstrate or feel signs of heart disease. If you have not yet been to a cardiologist, be proactive and protect yourself today by booking your first consultation.
In addition to scheduling your appointment for a heart health assessment or a follow-up appointment, be sure to do the following to stay your healthiest:
- Monitor your blood pressure daily from home.
If you have been prescribed blood pressure medication, make sure you take it around the same time each day.
- Have your cholesterol checked at least once a year
- Keep moving! Walking, yoga, cycling, swimming – whatever your choice of cardiovascular exercise – will lower your risk of heart disease over time. Aim to exercise at least 4 days a week for 30 minutes to 1 hour each day for optimal results.
- Eat a diet low in cholesterol and saturated fats. Plant-based diets are shown to significantly reduce factors that contribute to heart disease in both women and men.
Call or text us at 571.581.1771 to schedule your initial consultation or follow-up visit today.