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Women's Heart Health

Upper East Side Cardiology

Cardiovascular Disease & Vein Specialist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Would you be surprised to learn that 1 in 5 women die from heart disease? In fact, heart disease is the top cause of death in women, although 80% of all cases are preventable. At Upper East Side Cardiology, Satjit Bhusri, MD, offers comprehensive cardiovascular care for women, focusing on preventive heart care and providing exceptional treatment for existing conditions. If you experience symptoms such as fatigue, indigestion, a fast heartbeat, or chest pain, call the office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, or schedule a women’s heart health appointment online.

Women's Heart Health Q & A

What increases women’s risk of heart disease?

When it comes to heart disease, women have all the same risk factors as men, such as high cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes, being overweight or obese, and lack of exercise.

Women also have risk factors for cardiovascular disease that men don’t face, including:

  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Hormonal birth control methods
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Gestational hypertension
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Preeclampsia

The providers at Upper East Side Cardiology offer specialized preventive cardiology to help women stay healthy and lower their chances of heart disease.

What symptoms indicate a problem with women’s heart health?

Many women don’t have symptoms until their heart disease is advanced. When symptoms appear, you experience one or more of the following, depending on the type of cardiovascular disease:

  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart palpitations
  • Swollen legs
  • Leg pain when you walk

Women may have the same symptoms as men during a heart attack, such as chest pain and difficulty breathing. But they’re more likely to have pain in their arms, neck, jaw, shoulders, or upper back. It’s also common for women to have nausea or vomiting, indigestion, and unusual fatigue during a heart attack.

How can women protect their heart health?

Preventive cardiology is the most important step women can take to protect their heart health. Instead of waiting for symptoms to appear, your provider at Upper East Side Cardiology assesses your risk and performs essential diagnostic tests on site, such as an electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, and stress testing.


Once your risks and underlying health problems are determined, your treatment plan incorporates lifestyle changes, as well as medications when needed.

What preventive services are offered for women’s heart health?

In addition to the services already mentioned, Upper East Side Cardiology uses today’s advanced technology to support your cardiac care.

These preventive services are all done at home:

  • Mobile cardiac telemetry (monitors your heart’s electrical activity 24/7)
  • Remote cardiac rehabilitation (rehabilitate from a heart attack or heart procedure)

To learn more about women’s heart health, call Upper East Side Cardiology or book an appointment online.