Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women
If you are like many women, you may fear breast cancer above all other diseases. But did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women, and that it kills almost twice as many women as all cancers, including breast cancer?
We understand that, as a woman, you have unique heart health needs. In fact, women’s heart disease can look very different in women than in men. That’s why Novant Health experts are committed to keeping your heart healthy. Our heart and vascular specialists offer the following women’s heart health program:
Your best defense against heart disease is prevention
The best defense against heart disease is prevention. At Novant Health UVA Health System we focus on preventive care – with personalized heart screenings, early diagnosis, research and education.
Find out your risk for heart disease. Take the first step and register for our $25 heart health screening by calling 703-369-8474.
Your experience begins with a comprehensive and personalized heart disease risk assessment. This will help to pinpoint your individual risk factors so we can determine together how best to overcome them. We will perform several simple screening tests including:
- A blood pressure check
- Cholesterol blood test
- Weight / BMI screening
- A non-invasive test to check for cardiovascular disease in the legs
You will receive counseling from a cardiovascular team member the same day and leave your appointment with recommended goals to improve your health.