A woman’s heart is different—so is our approach
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Yet, many women don’t know it or don’t talk about it. At Maimonides, we’d like to change that.
We are committed to increasing access to all the women’s health programs at Maimonides for women in communities throughout Brooklyn. We encourage women to seek preventative care to reduce their risk of developing cardiovascular disease by providing direct access to Maimonides physicians and programs. The information and resources we provide at our women’s heart clinic empower women to make heart-healthy lifestyle changes.
Each year, the Maimonides Heart and Vascular Institute perform an average of 5,500 non-invasive, minimally-invasive, and interventional cardiac and vascular procedures in our state-of-the-art facilities.
We make women’s heart health a priority
We established Women’s Heart to Heart, as an initiative of the Maimonides Heart and Vascular Center to educate women on the facts and risks of heart disease.
Did You Know?
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Approximately 1 of every 4 will die from the disease
- Menopause can lower levels of good cholesterol due to a decrease of estrogen hormone
- More women than men are diagnosed with cardiovascular disease (angina, arteriosclerosis, coronary artery disease, hypertension, stroke, heart attack, congestive heart failure, heart valve disease)
- Symptoms of heart disease in women differ from those in men. It is not only a “man’s disease”
- Women’s blood vessels are smaller than men’s, increasing the likelihood of plaque buildup resulting in blockages