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The earlier women's heart conditions are diagnosed, the better they will respond to treatment and the more likely they will achieve full recovery. At the Loma Linda University Medical Center, our well-trained heart specialists have extensive experience and skill in:

  • Diagnosing various heart conditions in their early stages
  • Developing comprehensive treatment plans to help women improve their heart health
  • Performing cutting-edge surgeries and other procedures to treat women's heart conditions
  • Providing follow-up care and rehabilitation services to help women regain their health and improve their overall wellbeing
  • Conducting ongoing research to find more effective ways of diagnosing and treating heart conditions in women

Our Diagnostic Process
To determine the appropriate course of treatment for women suffering from heart problems, our experienced staff will begin the diagnostic process by compiling a woman's complete medical history and performing a thorough physical exam on her.

Subsequently, our physicians and nurses may also conduct any combination of the following tests to pinpoint the nature and severity of a woman's heart problems:

  • Blood tests to assess cholesterol levels and blood cell counts
  • X-rays and echocardiograms to create images of the heart's structure
  • Electrocardiograms (ECGs) to gauge the strength and regularity of a woman's heartbeat
  • Cardiac catheterization to detect the pressure in and blood flow through the heart's chambers
  • Biopsy to test for enlarged heart
  • CT scans and MRIs, including 3T MRIs, to reveal plaque buildup inside arteries and other potential structural abnormalities with the heart

Conditions We Treat
For more than 20 years, our world-renowned Heart Institute has been providing compassionate, top-of-the-line care to women living with and / or overcoming the following heart conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Arrhythmia
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Enlarged heart
  • Heart attack
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)

As part of our holistic approach to healthcare, we also treat various conditions that can increase women's risk of developing the above heart problems. These include:

  • Addition to alcohol and / or smoking
  • Hypertension and high cholesterol
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Obesity

Our Treatments for Women's Heart Problems
Our methods of treating women's heart conditions involve comprehensively administering medical, emotional and spiritual care. To this end, our patient-centered treatment plans may include:

  • Medication to treat hypertension, high cholesterol and / or blood clots
  • Robotic and minimally invasive heart surgeries
  • Traditional open heart surgery or heart transplants
  • Implantation of medical devices such as pacemakers
  • Rehabilitation programs and follow-up care to ensure that women recover from surgery or cardiac procedures safely
  • Education classes on heart health and preventative care
  • Nutritional counseling to help women develop and stick to healthy diet plans
  • Therapy and support groups to provide women with the emotional care they may need as they work to improve their heart health
  • Chaplain services for spiritual guidance and support

To Learn More about Diagnosis & Treatment of Female Heart Problems
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