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Providence Women and Heart Disease Program

At Providence Heart Institute, we treat the whole woman to provide exceptional heart health care. Heart disease in women can be different than heart disease in men and this requires a comprehensive approach to diagnosis, management and prevention. There are multigenerational issues which can impact the future heart health of women including: pregnancy, gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, polycystic ovarian syndrome, menopause, and hormone replacement therapy.

Conditions we treat include:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD)
  • Microvascular disease
  • Coronary artery vasospasm
  • Stress (Takotsubo) cardiomyopathy
  • Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (diastolic heart failure) and reduced ejection fraction (systolic heart failure)
  • Rhythm abnormalities, including atrial fibrillation and supraventricular tachycardia

Our goals when it come to women's heart care:

The Women's Heart Program provides access to cardiac health assessment, diagnostic testing, management of cardiac conditions, education and prevention and wellness programs.

  • Promote action regarding biometrics, knowing your numbers, assessing your heart health, and developing a wellness plan moving to reduce risk.
  • Help women make lifestyle changes that can reduce their risk to heart disease: exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, and eat a healthy diet.