We See the power of a healthy heart.

Women's Heart BeatsHeart health is central to maintaining a healthy body. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, killing more women than all forms of cancer combined, and more women than men. 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. At UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute, we understand that heart attack symptoms that are common in women, are NOT commonly known. We encourage you to learn the five numbers you need to know to maintain a healthy heart.

Schedule cardiology assessment today by calling (513) 475-8521.


risksMore risk factors = greater chances.

The more risk factors you have, the greater your chance for developing heart disease. Take a quiz and find out if you are at risk.

If you are at risk for heart disease, there is good news. We’re here to offer disease prevention strategies from exercise to healthy eating to advanced imaging and diagnostics, to sophisticated therapies, minimally invasive treatments, surgery and rehabilitation. With us, you’re in good hands.

Join us for our Lecture Series and hear from of our experts on how to take care of your ticker, new innovations in cardiovascular care and topics such as the power of food and eating for your heart. It’s a casual environment where you can ask questions and meet others who have similar concerns.

Gender MattersGender matters.

For women, taking heart health action is especially important. Once a woman reaches menopause, her risks of heart disease and heart attack jump dramatically. One in eight women between the ages of 45 and 64 have some form of heart disease, and this increases to one in four women over 65. Avoid becoming a statistic tomorrow, by taking care of your heart today. Learn the five numbers you need to know to protect your heart.

Research shows that people who participate in cardiac rehab experience less recurrence of heart problems, return to work and daily activities quicker and have a greater sense of well-being.

Focus on your whole self.

Studies show aerobic exercise, reducing stress and maintaining a positive attitude are all great ways to reduce heart disease. Reading about and connecting with others who have gone through a similar situation can also help.

Did you know that high blood pressure makes a person three times more likely to die from heart disease? Since women have a greater risk of developing high blood pressure, especially those who are overweight, have a family history of high blood pressure, or have reached menopause, we encourage women to take steps to keep their blood pressure at 120 or below.

Whole Self

  • Check your blood pressure regularly
  • If you smoke, quit
  • Get six to eight hours of sleep each day
  • Maintain total cholesterol level of less than 200
  • Eat a healthy diet with more fruits, vegetables, potassium and whole grains
  • Limit alcohol to 1 drink per day for women
  • Exercise and maintain a healthy weight – Aim for 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every week

If you’re concerned about your blood pressure or other heart related conditions, our cardiologists will conduct complete health assessments and review medical history to determine heart disease risk factors and how to reduce them. Make an appointment by calling (513) 475-8521.

We See the power of a healthy heart.