Cardiovascular disease is the leading health threat to women over the age of 25. The Center for Women’s Cardiovascular Health at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is dedicated to empowering women with information to achieve a heart healthy lifestyle.
- Women Helping Women
Meet the three physicians that head up the Center for Women’s Cardiovascular Health and find out why they and all the cardiologists at Northwestern Memorial Hospital are passionate about your heart health.
- Risk Factors and Cardiovascular Disease
Did you know that research shows that modifying your risk factors can prolong and improve the quality of your life? Know your risk factors!
- Exercise and Your Heart
Women should engage in a minimum of 30 minutes of aerobic activity (e.g., brisk walking) five days a week. Your heart is a muscle that becomes stronger and more efficient with exercise.
- Learn the Symptoms of Heart Attack and Stroke
Women may experience different symptoms during a heart attack than men. Learning to identify these symptoms will prepare you to take action in the event of a cardiovascular emergency.
- Join the Illinois Women’s Health Registry
The purpose of the Illinois Women’s Health Registry is to improve researchers’ understanding of the status of women’s health in Illinois. Through this registry you may have the opportunity to participate in research that will advance knowledge for all women.
- Clinical Research Trials
The Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute is currently recruiting volunteers to participate in clinical research trials specific to their disease or condition. We also offer adult stem cell clinical research trials that seek to regenerate (repair and/or replace) damaged tissue in the body. Please consider volunteering in a clinical research trial, as your participation will contribute to important advancements of medical knowledge.
- Best Hospitals
U.S.News & World Report ranked the Heart and Heart Surgery programs at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital among the best in the nation and the top program in Illinois.
- Clinical Outcomes
Clinical outcomes are a way to understand the effect that treatments and procedures have on patients. Learn more about the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute’s clinical outcomes today!
For more information on cardiovascular health awareness, education, disease prevention, and risk factor modification, contact the Center for Women's Cardiovascular Health at (866) 662-8467.
Resources at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
- Northwestern Memorial’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute Initiates STILETTO Study
- Illinois Women’s Health Registry Opens at Northwestern University
- Neil J. Stone, MD and Martha Gulati, MD Help to Create Guidelines that Address Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Women
Clinical Research Trials
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