The statistics are staggering. More women die of cardiovascular disease than the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. If you smoke or take oral contraception, the risk is even higher.
At OhioHealth, we have a goal to drastically reduce those numbers. We have implemented a system-wide program focused on helping women understand and lower their risk factors for heart disease. Our cardiologists work in collaboration with their primary care physicians and/or OB-GYNs for the most comprehensive care.
Susan, Megan, Kathy and Charlene each experienced a major heart health condition. Their individual stories are unique, but they have a shared message of strength and hope.
We apply research-based guidelines for preventing and managing heart disease and stroke in women. Some of our initiatives include:
This program is designed to reduce future heart disease risk in women who experience hypertension (high blood pressure), preeclampsia and diabetes during pregnancy.
We educate EMS and Emergency Department (ED) teams throughout the region about how a heart attack presents differently in women and have defined protocols for when to administer an electrocardiogram (EKG).
We work to educate the community and primary care physicians about the symptoms of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), which is underdiagnosed and undertreated in women.
We’re driving awareness of the advantages of cardiac rehabilitation — not only for women, but men, too — as an effective, but underutilized, way to reduce their risk for another heart attack.
We are committed to helping you take steps toward heart disease prevention. Our prevention and wellness programs are designed to help you stay healthy or reverse a condition that threatens your heart and vascular health.
Cardiac rehabilitation is an important step toward returning to as full and active a life as possible. Our team of experts will design a treatment plan that’s right for you.
Knowing your risk factors and making positive changes to your lifestyle habits can greatly reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.Take Our Quiz
Eighty percent of heart disease in women is preventable, and more women are beating heart disease than ever before.Learn More