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:
- Cholesterol Screening
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Cardiac Risk Screening
- Blood Pressure
- Glucose Test
Healthy Heart Screenings are available for women and men by appointment at SwedishAmerican Cardiac Rehab, 209 Ninth Street, Suite 101 in Rockford and at SwedishAmerican Medical Center/Belvidere, 1625 South State Street in Belvidere. For more information or to schedule an appointment at either location, call Cardiac Rehab at (815) 490-5863, or visit our online calendar.
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 Heart Clinic at (815) 490-5863.