Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Certain risk factors put women at unique risk for heart disease, even at younger ages. Fortunately, women’s long-term cardiovascular health can be greatly improved when certain conditions and risks are identified and treated early.
The cardiologists at Weill Cornell Medicine’s Women’s Heart Program are experts in caring for women’s unique cardiovascular health needs. Our mission is to identify women at increased risk for heart disease, prevent disease development and progression, as well as improve overall health and social wellbeing.
All cardiologists at our Center are experts in evaluating the symptoms and risks associated with heart disease in women. All patients at our Center receive an in-depth cardiovascular evaluation completed by one of our women’s cardiology experts. This evaluation may include:
Personalized treatment plan: This evaluation, along with a thorough physical exam, enables our cardiologists to determine your risk factors and develop an individualized plan to reduce the likelihood of heart attack, stroke, bypass surgery, or angioplasty.
Multi-disciplinary care: Our Center develops a comprehensive plan to treat and manage any current conditions, as well as prevent future problems. Your health plan may include:
We work closely with other specialists, including rheumatologists, obstetricians, oncologists, and others to develop optimal an optimal treatment plan for you.
Specific risk factors can play a significant role in the development of heart disease in women—and symptoms may be very different for women than men.
Women with any of the following characteristics may be at increased risk for heart disease or rapid progression of heart disease. If you have any of these risk factors, you will benefit from an evaluation by our Women’s Cardiology Team.
We encourage you to consider a preventive women’s cardiovascular evaluation if you have any of the above characteristics or are concerned about your overall cardiovascular health.
To schedule an appointment, please call 646-962-PULS (7857).
Tracy Paul, M.D.
|Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Assistant Director Cardiac Care Unit, Director Women's Heart Program||646-962-5558||Full Profile|
Julie L. (Friedman) Marcus, M.D.
|Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine||646-962-5558||Full Profile|
Rebecca Ascunce, M.D.
|Assistant Professor of Medicine, Patient Safety & Quality Leader||646-962-5558||Full Profile|
Alicia Mecklai, M.D.
|Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director 4 North Telemetry Service, Co-Director Women's Heart Program||646-962-5558||Full Profile|