Although word is getting out about the deadly risks of women’s heart disease, millions of women are still in jeopardy. The Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center provides women and medical professionals with cutting-edge knowledge that can save lives. Mothers. Sisters. Wives. Daughters. Friends.
Prevention is essential
At least 80 percent of women ages 40–60 have one or more chief risk factors for heart disease—high blood pressure, high cholesterol, excess weight, physical inactivity, diabetes, and smoking. Shockingly, so do 60 percent of women ages 20–39.
The Center’s expert team of physicians, nurse practitioners, dieticians, and exercise physiologists are teaching women how to recognize signs of heart disease, when to seek help, and how to maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Our Advanced Preventive Women’s Clinic is dedicated to the special challenges that women at higher risk for heart disease face at menopause. Our goal is to help women better understand the potential danger signs during this part of their lives, such as shifting estrogen and cholesterol levels.
We are committed to giving physicians access to the latest research in women’s cardiac care. We regularly publish and present leading-edge findings from Cedars-Sinai laboratories and clinics. At the same time, we are busy training tomorrow’s doctors.