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 us at 877.415.4116 to schedule your initial consultation or follow-up visit today.