Women’s Heart Health Program

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for women in the United States. It is responsible for about one in every four female deaths, and nearly two-thirds of women who die suddenly of heart disease never had any symptoms.

Still, it’s possible to evaluate your individual risk for heart disease and stroke. Risk factors include high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking. Other factors include being overweight, poor diet, too little physical activity, and heavy alcohol use. The good news is that 80% of heart disease and stroke may be prevented through lifestyle changes, education, and proper medical care.

UAB Medicine’s Division of Cardiovascular Disease created the Women’s Heart Health Program to help patients reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke. We understand that women have unique risk factors and symptoms and may benefit from medical care focused on their individual needs. Our experienced team includes the full range of heart and vascular specialists, and they use the most advanced testing and treatment technologies.


Joy O'Neal | Women and Heart Disease
Joy O’Neal | Women and Heart Disease

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