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 cause the heart muscle to overwork and weaken. Smoking damages the lungs and heart. Or, your family medical history shows generations of heart disease. 

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 fitnessnutritionweight-loss and bariatric surgery and diabetes self-management.

WomenHeart at Virtua

WomenHeart at Virtua is a cardiac support group for women by women. 

This support group offers:

  • Women facilitators who are heart disease survivors, and who trained at WomenHeart Science and Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic.
  • Education from Virtua experts to help you reduce future risks.
  • Peer-to-peer support from women living with heart disease.

For dates and locations and to register, call 888-847-8823

Or, call 833-894-3278 to speak to a WomenHeart champion. 

Make an Appointment

Call 888-847-8823 to make an appointment with one of these specialists: 

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

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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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