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8 Myths and Facts About Women’s Heart Health

Do you know the leading cause of death among women?

It’s not cancer. It’s heart disease.


From the size and structure of their hearts to the causes and treatments of disease, women have very different heart care needs than men.


Men and women do not have the same heart attack symptoms.


Almost half of all women who have heart attacks had none of the typical symptoms that men have, such as pain down the left arm. What’s more, 64 percent of women who die suddenly of heart disease have no symptoms. Women tend to have subtler symptoms that may begin up to a month before a heart attack.


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Specialty in Women's Heart Care

Christina Adams, MD at the Scripps Women's Heart Center

Dr. Christina Adams, MD, Cardiology, Scripps Clinic

Specialty in Women's Heart Care

The Scripps Women’s Heart Center brings together specialists in women’s heart disease, the most advanced technology and the nationally recognized expertise of Scripps.


Our female cardiologists are experts in cardiology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology, providing a unique and holistic approach to women's heart care that includes mind, body and spirit.


We’re dedicated to empowering women to take care of their hearts through education, lifestyle and – when needed – exceptional medical care.

You can trust your heart to Scripps. Call us today at 800-727-4777 for a referral to a women’s heart specialist.

Cardiology care at Scripps

Woman with pill bottle during a video visit

Cardiology care at Scripps

The Scripps cardiology and heart surgery program has been ranked by US News & World Report as one of the best in the nation for 16 years. Scripps offers world-renowned heart care for you and your family throughout San Diego County. With convenient locations from Chula Vista to our newest state-of-the-art facility in Oceanside, California, we’re here for you when you need us. Our cardiologists and heart specialists also offer video visits for certain appointments.

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