I’m 35 and I exercise every day.
Why should I worry about heart disease? Welcome to the Johns Hopkins
Women’s Cardiovascular Health Center on the Bayview campus. This center was developed with the recognition
that women are frequently unaware of their cardiovascular risks
and disease and yet cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for
women in the United States. The center was designed to provide education,
risk assessment, and management for women for their disease and risk factors.
My mother had heart disease. I know I’m at risk but I have such a hard
time making time to deal with it. We know women are under a lot of pressure
– stresses at home and at work can really take a toll on your physical and mental health. That’s why at the center we offer everything
under one roof so in addition to medicine we have nutritional counseling,
fitness and clinical exercise, as well as stress and depression management.
We hope you take advantage of all of these opportunities to improve your
physical and your mental health. Our physicians are physician leaders recognized
not only for their clinical skill but also for their research ability
and are helping develop national guidelines in this area.
We offer state of the art care and state of the art facilities, set up
with communication that will allow us to take care of patients worldwide. I have cardiomyopathy. Trying to manage it with everything else
I have going on is next to impossible. Five hundred thousand women die each year
of cardiovascular disease making it the number one cause of death in women. The best intervention for heart
disease is prevention. Here at our center our cardiovascular specialists
have particular expertise in diagnosing and treating heart disease in women. The Johns Hopkins Women’s Cardiovascular
Health Center – complete, unique, state of the art.