While stroke is the third most common cause of death for American women, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and the leading cause of disability among women in the United States. At StoneSprings Hospital Center, our goal is to help you enjoy a long and active life through better heart health.
Comprehensive Heart Care
Our surgical team will provide a wide range of procedures including cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, stents and electrophysiology. The broad expertise and experience of our surgeons means better outcomes for you.
Learn about the full range of heart and vascular care available at StoneSprings Hospital.
Advanced Technology for Better Results
The StoneSprings Hospital Cardiac Cath Lab will be fully equipped providing our specialists and referring physicians the comprehensive cardiovascular imaging tools they need for critical diagnostic and interventional procedures. Designed to ensure optimal patient safety and comfort, the system enables precision positioning at high speeds, minimizing procedure time for patients and staff.
Find out more about advanced tools and technology to diagnose and treat heart disease in the StoneSprings Hospital Cath Lab.
Know the Symptoms of Heart Disease in Women
Understanding your risk for a heart attack is the first step in maintaining your health. Learn to recognize the symptoms of heart disease and cardiac arrest so you can react promptly to receive the care you need.
Women develop heart disease an average of 10 years later than men do. Because they do not always experience symptoms commonly associated with a heart attack such as chest pain or tightness, they are less likely to seek appropriate medical attention.
The most common symptoms of heart attack in women are:
- Shortness of breath
- Unusual fatigue
- Cold sweat
- Pain or pressure in the back or high chest
- Pain or discomfort in one or both arms; discomfort may be described as pressure, ache, or tightness and may come and go
- A burning sensation in the chest or upper abdomen
- Irregular heartbeat
If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your doctor for a full evaluation. This is especially important if you have risk factors for heart disease—including smoking, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia or a family history of heart disease. If further care is recommended, your doctor will refer you to a cardiology specialist.
Time = Muscle
If you suspect you may be having a heart attack, act promptly to help retain as much healthy heart muscle as possible. Call 911 immediately. Treatment can begin as soon as emergency personnel arrive, giving you the best chance of survival and full recovery.
To learn more about heart disease, including prevention and treatment, visit the Heart Disease Center in our online Health Library.