UPMC Women’s Heart Program
To help slow the escalation of heart disease — the number-one killer of women in America — the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute established the Women’s Heart Program.
Heart disease in women historically has been under-diagnosed or misdiagnosed.
Women often experience different and less obvious symptoms than men, including abdominal discomfort and breathing changes. As caregivers, they often ignore their own symptoms and problems.
The Women’s Heart Program at UPMC offers innovative diagnostics, evaluation, and treatment specifically tailored to a woman’s unique cardiac needs.
Specialized Cardiac Care for Women
Our program provides women the highly specialized care they need, including:
- Heart disease risk assessments and management.
- Comprehensive cardiac diagnostic evaluations.
- Cutting-edge nonsurgical and surgical treatment options.
Education and Research in Women's Heart Health
Recognizing the value of educating more women about heart health and heart disease risk factors, UPMC:
- Supports the American Heart Association and important initiatives like Go Red for Women.
- Makes a special effort to provide education to health care professionals and the public, aimed at promoting early detection and prevention.
- Conducts research aimed at more effectively diagnosing and treating women, as well as understanding how heart disease differs in men and women.
Our Women's Heart Program Experts
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