Women's Heart Health Assessment
Designed by women, for women
Women from The University of Kansas Hospital's heart team designed the women's heart health assessment to help you learn your risks for heart disease. Hundreds of women have completed heart health assessments at The University of Kansas Hospital and are inviting their friends to do the same.
Hear two patients describe their encounters with heart disease and learn tips from Dr. Ashley Simmons about how to protect yourself.
Same risk, different symptoms
Heart disease is the number one killer of both women and men in the U.S. For post-menopausal women, heart disease surpasses breast cancer as the leading cause of death by a 10:1 ratio.
While women have the same risk factors as men for heart disease, the symptoms can be very different. Physicians often don't recognize these symptoms and may dismiss them or attribute them to other causes.
The cardiac specialists in our women's heart program have the experience and expertise to recognize the subtle and unique symptoms of women's heart disease.
Understand your risk
We offer an excellent opportunity to understand more about your risk for heart disease. The $60, 90-minute women's heart health assessment includes:
- Cholesterol (lipid) and blood glucose assessment
Blood pressure, pulse and body mass index check
Waist measurement evaluation
Identification of personal risk factors
Nutrition and exercise plan recommendation
Emotional support education
Same-day results review with cardiac nurse practitioner
Complimentary valet parking