Women’s Cardiovascular Health Oakville

Women’s Cardiovascular Health

Why is Women’s Cardiovascular Health Important at ?

Women’s cardiovascular health remains an important area of our focus at C3 for three main reasons:

Heart disease in women remains the number one cause of death, and can affect women of any age.

Heart disease in women presents its own unique set of challenges as symptoms are often very different than those of men.

Life transitions such as pregnancy and menopause can have an impact on cardiovascular health.

How is Different?

While we routinely treat women with cardiovascular conditions such as coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, heart failure, and valvular heart disease, the Chahal Cardiovascular Centre specializes in treating cardiovascular conditions that are more common in women, such as:

We also collaborate with many other health-care experts throughout our region, in primary care, obstetrics, oncology, interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery, to provide the best possible, coordinated and integrated care for each of our patients. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

With the different presentations of heart disease in women, empowering women to recognize their symptoms and seek immediate medical attention, can often mean the difference between life and death.  As of 2024, cardiovascular disease accounts for 1 in 5 deaths in women. 

Yes, in fact extreme fatigue, nausea and/or vomiting, or upper abdominal pain may be the presenting symptoms of a heart attack in women, rather than the heavy chest discomfort or pressure classically seen with men. These signs can often be missed or dismissed, if not recognized and imminent medical attention is received. 

Still have a question about women’s cardiovascular health? Speak to your doctor about a referral to the Chahal Cardiovascular Centre for a cardiovascular consultation.