Heart health is central to maintaining a healthy body. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, contributing to one in three female deaths. And recent trends suggest that heart disease is on the rise, particularly among young females. Because both the treatments and outcomes differ between men and women, specialized care is often needed and we recommend that every woman undergo a cardiology assessment. At UC Health Women’s Center our Cardiologist can help by determining – and working with you to minimize – your risk factors.
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Consultations consist of a complete health assessment, a review of your medical records and updated blood work to assess the following indicators: low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), triglycerides and your total cholesterol. During our initial cardiology consultation, we spend our time with you discussing your overall health and lifestyle factors that may put you at an increased risk for heart disease. If you are faced with any of these risk factors, please give us a call:
- High blood pressure
- Physical inactivity
- Family history of heart disease