Welcome to Women’s Heart Health

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is the first hospital in the nation to focus on gender medicine in a comprehensive way. Our commitment has become a mission.

A mission to look closer at every disease, every injury and every part of the body, informed by a deep understanding of sex and gender differences in biology, physiology and response to disease. Here’s what we’ve learned about a woman’s heart.

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What to Expect:

Preparing for Tests and Procedures

Many tests and some procedures can be completed during a routine office visit, while others may require days of advance preparation.

When your doctor prescribes a test or schedules you for a procedure, be sure to take note of what you need to do in advance...

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Clinical Commentary

Our Physician’s Point of View


Can Personality Affect Your Heart?

by JoAnne Foody, MD

My patients always ask me how they can work on their risk factors, and we usually discuss controllable factors such as weight, physical activity, cholesterol, and blood pressure. But what about our inherent characteristics?

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A Patient’s Point of View

patient to patient

The Dramatic Results of Identifying and Treating Heart Disease in a Woman

by Linda Stowell

When I started feeling fatigue and a crippling tightness in my chest, I went to see a cardiologist. I had lost my mother, brother and sister to heart disease. Now tests confirmed I had it, too.

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About This Site:

This website is brought to you by the Division of Women’s Health and the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, thanks to a generous gift by an anonymous donor.

Date Last Modified: January 21, 2011

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