Women’s heart health and heart health during pregnancy
At Denver Heart, we understand that women often have unique heart health needs. They also often show heart disease symptoms differently than men do. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be. We believe we can help lower that statistic by teaching women about risk factors, symptoms, and special considerations, and by providing regular attention and specialized care for women’s hearts.
We want to partner with you to ensure your heart health throughout the stages of your life. We do this by providing risk factor assessment, education, monitoring and specialized treatment—all created specifically for the needs of women.
Denver Heart offers specialized support for women before, during and after pregnancy.
Pregnancy is a special time in a women’s life, but many women find pregnancy puts added physical stress on their hearts. This can lead to new or previously undiagnosed heart disease. Other women have pre-existing conditions, which are important to monitor with a cardiologist before, during and after pregnancy.
Unfortunately, studies have shown that pregnant women in the United States are not in good heart health. Cardio-obstetrics is a field that focuses on the health of the heart before, during and after pregnancy. Cardio-obstetrics experts encourage women to be active in their heart care during this vulnerable time.
Advanced maternal age (getting pregnant after age 35) and/or having health conditions such as high blood pressure, high levels of cholesterol and diabetes put women at additional risk of developing a heart condition during pregnancy. Additionally, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) are more common during pregnancy and affect women with and without a history of heart disease.
By establishing a relationship with us before you get pregnant, we can work closely with you during the prenatal, pregnancy and postpartum period to ensure you and your baby are as healthy as possible. To get started or to learn more about women’s heart care at Denver Heart, call us at (303) 331-9121.