We offer comprehensive assessment of cardiac risk factors, individualized plans for prevention, early detection and treatment of cardivascular disease, and ongoing education to foster healthy lifestyles.
For more information about the Women’s Heart Health program or to schedule your free screening, please call (215) 710-3090 in Pennsylvania and (609) 482-2939 in New Jersey.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of American women and affects all age groups. Under age 50, heart attacks in women are twice as likely to be fatal than in men. While survival from heart attacks has improved in the last four decades, most of the success has been with men.
Women are different than men.
- Women have unique risk factors for heart disease.
- Women may present with atypical symptoms of heart disease, which makes diagnosis more difficult.
- Diagnostic testing in women and men have different accuracies.
- Heardening of the heart arteries in women develops differently.
- Women have different responses to some medications.
- Women are less likley to receive the appropriate heart saving therapies.
Are you at risk for heart disease?
Risk factors for cardiovascular disease include:
- Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
- Kidney Failure
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Tobacco use
- Abnormal cholesterol levels
- High blood pressure
- Family history of heart disease
- Poor diet
- Physical inactivity
- Abnormal calcium screening
- Waist circumference over 35 inches
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you may benefit from a consultation with one of our women's heart health specialists. Services of the Women's Heart Health program include:
- Free Screening for cardiovascular disease
- Comprehensive risk factor assessment
- Risk factor management
- Cardiac diagnostic evaluation
- Hormone therapy discussion
- Treatment of heart disease
Meet our team!
From left to right:
Top row: Rim Al-Bezem, MD
Paula Seth, MD
Bottom row: Nereida McCulley-Breustedt, LPN
Deirdre Donaghy, MD