One in two women in the United States will die of coronary heart disease (CHD) or stroke, compared to one in 25 women who will die from breast cancer.
CHD, also known as the "silent epidemic," affects one in nine women over the age of 45 and once women reach the age of 50, their chances for heart disease increases significantly.
Despite the statistics, women still fear cancer more than heart disease. Too few realize the dangers of heart problems in women and how it can affect them.
Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and Houston Methodist Wellness Services are committed to treating heart problems in women through prevention, early detection, and treatment of CHD. With expertise in cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine, and primary care, our expert doctors and nurses provide extensive health information and guidance to our patients.
The Coronary Risk Profile for Women was developed to promote awareness of heart disease as the leading killer of women. The service is specifically designed to educate women on heart disease and define their individual risk for developing CHD.
For more information about the Women's Health Program, please contact us at 713-DEBAKEY (332-2539) or complete our online contact us form.