Women and Heart Disease
Let's Beat Women's Heart Disease Together
One in three women die from heart disease, ten times more than breast cancer, yet heart disease is preventable if detected with a simple screening.
Ellis Medicine is leading the effort to beat heart disease in our community with a prevention program designed specifically for women. The Women and Heart Disease program features a simple heart screening to identify women at risk of heart disease and help keep them healthy. It’s the first program of its type in the region, and provides a comprehensive assessment in a single appointment.
The good news is that heart disease can often be prevented or treated if detected early. With the preventive heart screening from Ellis, women will receive:
- an evaluation of their personal risk factors for heart disease;
- a consultation on the results from their risk assessment during the appointment, and;
- referrals to specialists (e.g., cardiologist, nutritionist, diabetes educator), if applicable.
With just one appointment, women can understand their risk for heart disease and take the first steps towards a healthier life. There are some important health numbers that women should be aware of to live a heart healthier life.
Give Her the Cardiacure Card
Take care of the women you love: give her this potentially life-saving test with a prepaid Cardiacure gift card., only from Ellis Medicine.
The Caridacure gift card is just $25 and covers the entire cost of the preventive heart screening and assessment.
The gift card is available online from Ellis Medicine and at the outpatient registration desks at Ellis Hospital, Bellevue Woman’s
Center, Ellis’ McClellan Street Health Center and the Medical Center of Clifton Park.
Schedule a Screening
Call 518.243.3333 today to make an appointment.
The preventive heart screening is offered at::
Bellevue Woman’s Center
Neil and Jane Golub Breast & Heart Health Center
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 am-3:00 pm
Too often, women are unaware of the symptoms of heart disease, which can be subtle and range from unusual fatigue, shortness of breath and neck pain to nausea and chest pain.
Heart Attack Symptoms for Women
- Extreme fatique
- Chest pain, pressure
- Dizziness and light-headedness
- Shortness of breath
- Profuse sweating
- Severe heartburn
If you experience any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1.
For more information about Ellis' Women and Heart Disease Program, please call 518.243.3333.