Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?

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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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Scripps Women’s Heart Center offers heart care exclusively for women, by women.

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Scripps Women’s Heart Center offers heart care exclusively for women, by women.

We’re dedicated to empowering women to take care of their hearts through education, lifestyle and, when needed, expert medical care. Our female cardiologists are experts in both cardiology and integrative/holistic medicine, and specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of women’s heart disease.