Women's Cardiology

Women's Cardiology

Heart Disease is Very Much a Woman’s Disease

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women over 25, causing more deaths than all types of cancer combined.

Most heart attacks are years in the making. Meal by meal, bad cholesterol builds up in the arteries and restricts blood flow. High blood pressure problems can cause the heart muscle to overwork and weaken. Smoking damages the lungs and heart.

The good news is that heart disease in women can be prevented and controlled.

Virtua's experts in South Jersey can help you learn about it from a woman’s point of view: The lifestyle risks, medical issues and family history that can cause or contribute to heart disease. Virtua cardiologists specialize in women’s heart-health issues. We also have many programs to help combat heart disease including fitness, nutrition, weight-loss and bariatric surgery and diabetes self-management.

Make an Appointment

Call 1-844-VWOMEN-7 to make an appointment with one of these specialists: 

Maria Duca, MD, Virtua cardiologist
Talya Spivack, MD, Virtua cardiologist

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Personal Health Navigator

Women's Health Navigator

A Virtua for Women Health Navigator can help you schedule appointments and find the right services for the exact care you need. Please send us an email if you have any questions.

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COMMON HEART PROBLEMS

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Angina (Chest Pain)

Chest pain or angina can be a sign of a more serious heart problem. Find information about angina including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment at Virtua.

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Atrial Fibrillation (a-fib)

Virtua cardiologists use a combination of proven treatments and new technologies to build a care plan that’s right for each patient.

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Heart Failure

Heart failure happens when the heart struggles to pump blood as it should. Let South Jersey's experts at Virtua help you, from diagnosis through cardiac rehab.

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High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, sometimes called hypertension, puts added stress on the heart. Learn how Virtua can help you before serious coronary problems develop.

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Heart Attack

During a heart attack, seconds count. Learn the signs of a heart attack and when to seek help from the specialists at Virtua.

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Heart Disease Doesn’t Discriminate

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death for women over age 25.

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