Heart Disease in Women

This information is useful for adults and older adults
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Why Yale?
  • Our physicians are world leaders in women's heart health.
  • We have experience treating the rarest and most complex cases.
  • We offer leading-edge technology and treatments, plus access to clinical trials.

While heart disease is often considered a man’s disease, it doesn't discriminate. It's the number one killer of both men and women in the United States.

Yet, many women may not be aware that heart disease is as big of concern for them as it is for the men in their lives. An estimated one in four women will die from some form of heart disease, and they often have unique risk factors and symptoms.

At Yale Medicine, an interdisciplinary team of doctors and experts is devoted exclusively to women’s cardiovascular health. Their goal is to empower women to know their risks, take steps to protect their hearts, seek treatment when needed and live their healthiest lives.

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.