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Cardiovascular Care for Women

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the United States, yet most people still consider it a man’s disease. As part of Palos Health’s commitment to all aspects of women’s health, we encourage you to:

  • Take charge of your heart health – get regular checkups and recommended screenings
  • Learn the signs and symptoms of heart attack
  • Know your risk for heart disease

High-Quality Heart & Vascular Care Close to Home

The heart and vascular teams at Palos have the tools, technology and expertise to provide quality care to meet the diverse needs of our community. Combining skilled, experienced staff with state-of-the-art technology, we provide a continuum of cardiovascular services—from diagnosis and treatment through recovery and rehabilitation conveniently located close to home.

Learn more about comprehensive heart care and vascular care at Palos Hospital.

Heart Disease Risk Factors for Women

Knowing your risks for heart disease can help you work toward reducing them. You may need to see a physician to develop a treatment plan if you have:

  • LDL cholesterol level greater than 130 mg/dL
  • HDL cholesterol level less than 40 mg/dL
  • Blood pressure of 140/90 or greater (or taking medication to treat high blood pressure)
  • Smoke
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Family history of early heart disease
  • Being older than 65
  • Early menopause
  • Heart and other vascular diseases - such as narrowed or blocked arteries in your legs or neck
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Lupus or rheumatoid arthritis

Preventing Heart Disease

Check our Classes and Events calendar for special heart health events or call Palos Hospital's Community Education Call Center at (708) 226-2300.