According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the second leading cause of death for women ages 45 to 54 and the third leading cause of death for women ages 35 to 44.
The UCI Health Women's Heart Program cardiologists are experts in identifying the signs of heart disease in women. They use the latest technology to make a diagnosis. If a problem is found, we work with you to create a plan for treatment and prevention that fits your needs.
Who should see us?
If you are a woman experiencing the following symptoms, you should be evaluated for heart disease:
- Chest pain
- Jaw pain
- Pain in the left arm
- Shortness of breath with exertion
- Unusual and unexplained fatigue
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Some conditions, such as microvascular disease, are more common in women. Other conditions, such as heart attacks, can present symptoms in women that differ from symptoms commonly seen in men.
The women's heart specialists at UCI Health are experts at identifying, preventing and treating heart conditions in females.
UCI Health Women's Heart Program offers the latest in diagnostic testing to identify any heart conditions you may have, or are at high risk of developing. Our diagnostic tests include:
The UCI Health Women's Heart Program team includes:
We collaborate closely with the rest of our UCI Health Cardiovascular Services
team, referring you for further evaluation and treatment as needed: