Heart disease is the single leading cause of death among American women. While some warning signs for heart problems in women can be the same as those in men, women often experience symptoms that most people don't think to associate with heart attacks.
According to the American Heart Association, several warning signs are more common in women than men. These include stomach pain, abdominal pain or indigestion; nausea or dizziness; shortness of breath and difficulty breathing; unexplained anxiety, weakness or fatigue; and palpitations, cold sweats or paleness.
The Heart Hospital at SwedishAmerican
Our health system is home to the region's only hospital devoted to heartsthe Heart Hospital at SwedishAmerican. Here you will find the most experienced doctors, the latest technology, the best treatmentsall in a unique healing environment designed to make everyone feel better.
Because prevention is the best medicine, SwedishAmerican offers Heart Healthy Screenings for Women, which allow women to determine their risk for heart disease and take preventative steps. These screenings include:
To learn more, call our Heart Clinic at (815) 490-5863, or visit our online calendar for upcoming dates and times.
- Complete Cholesterol Screen
- Percentage of Body Fat
- Cardiac Risk Screening
- Blood Pressure
- Glucose Test
In addition to Heart Healthy Screenings, the Center For Women offers Wellness Essentialsa special service that allows you to take care of your required women's health exams at one convenient timewhich can include a painless, non-invasive Heart Scan test if desired.
SwedishAmerican provides the vital information and clinical services that women need to cope with and understand heart disease. If you need assistance finding the right information or clinical resources, please call the SwedishAmerican Center For Women at (815) 961-2294, or send an e-mail message to: firstname.lastname@example.org.