Women's Heart Center

As a woman, you have risk factors and lifestyle concerns that uniquely affect your odds of developing heart disease. At the Women’s Heart Center, our cardiologists work closely with you to identify your individual heart risks. We’re known for our expertise in preventing, diagnosing, and treating heart disease in women.

Women's Heart Center at AHN: Why choose us?

The Women’s Heart Center is part of the AHN Cardiovascular Institute. As a national leader in cardiac care, the Cardiovascular Institute offers the latest heart treatments, including novel therapies available only in clinical trials. Our researchers are dedicated to discovering new diagnostic methods and treatments for heart disease.

Our heart specialists offer a wide variety of dedicated, women’s heart health care services, including:

Cardiac care during pregnancy and menopause

Hormones like estrogen greatly affect your heart disease risk. We monitor your heart health throughout critical life events, including:

  • Pregnancy: We expertly diagnose and treat pregnancy-related heart conditions, including preeclampsia (pregnancy-induced high blood pressure), arrhythmias (heart rhythm disorders), and peripartum cardiomyopathy (heart failure that occurs toward the end of pregnancy or after childbirth). We work with your OB-GYN and high-risk pregnancy physicians to safeguard your heart during and after pregnancy. Learn more about our pregnancy and newborn care.
  • Menopause: Our cardiologists carefully monitor the use of hormone replacement therapy to help manage menopause symptoms. We collaborate with your gynecologist to make you comfortable during this life transition while minimizing your chances of hormone-induced heart problems. Learn more about gynecologic care.

Cardio-oncology care

Certain cancer treatments, including chemotherapy and radiation to the chest for breast cancer, increase a woman’s risk of heart failure and arrhythmia. We coordinate care with your oncologist to lower your risk of cancer treatment side effects that contribute to heart damage caused by cardiotoxicity.

Expert diagnosis of heart disease in women

AHN was among the first centers in the country to use cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) to detect heart disease in women. This imaging test complements tools such as cardiac catheterization and stress testing that detect early signs of coronary artery disease in women.

Support services

Women experiencing heart problems, or recovering from cardiac procedures, have access to a variety of support services. These programs include cardiac rehabilitation, heart failure clinics, integrative medicine programs, and palliative care. Learn more about our support services.

Women’s Heart Center at AHN: Who should choose us?

Reach out if any of the following statements are true:

  1. You had preeclampsia and were treated for high blood pressure during pregnancy.
  2. You continue to have elevated blood pressure after pregnancy.
  3. You get chest pain after exercise.

Women's Heart Center at AHN: How to seek care.

There are two ways to request treatment at the Women’s Heart Center:

A doctor's referral

If you have any of the heart conditions we treat at the Women’s Heart Center, and you are not already being treated there, talk to your primary care provider (PCP) about the benefits of our treatments and resources. Based on your discussion, your doctor may refer you for treatment at the clinic.

A self-referral

If you believe the Women’s Heart Center is the right treatment choice now, you can refer yourself for treatment by calling the AHN Cardiovascular Institute directly at (412) 359-4744. Before you call, make sure you have your current insurance information and the contact information for your PCP (if you have one).

You can also complete a short form to request a call from a Women’s Heart Center representative at a more convenient time.

Don’t ignore your health concerns. Make an appointment for the right follow-up care now, or ask to be contacted later.

AHN women's heart care locations

AHN cardiologists provide dedicated women’s heart health care services at the following locations:

Schedule the right appointment, right now

AHN makes it easy to schedule an appointment at convenient times and locations.

Call (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677 to schedule an appointment with your PCP for an annual checkup or to discuss your heart health concerns.

New and existing patients can call the AHN Cardiovascular Institute at (412) 359-4744 to schedule an appointment for an annual cardiac checkup, to discuss heart health concerns, or to begin self-referral for treatment at the Women’s Heart Center.

You can also complete a short Women’s Heart Center Request a Call form to request a call from a Heart Center representative at a more convenient time.