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Women's Heart Health

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Schedule an appointment online at Cottage's Heart & Vascular Center or call 1-844-51-HEART.

Heart disease is not only a danger to men. It is the No. 1 killer of women, according to the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign.

For a woman, the warning signs of a heart attack might involve shortness of breath, jaw pain, nausea or vomiting. These aren’t the “classic” heart attack signs most people expect, and may be missed as a result. Women also tend to fare worse after a heart attack than men do.

Care for All Kinds of Heart Disease

Heart disease comes in many forms. Some women are born with heart defects that are not noticed for many years. You can also run into problems if your heart falls out of rhythm or a valve starts to leak. All of these issues can lead to heart failure, in which your heart struggles to pump blood like it should. So it is best to recognize problems and treat them as soon as possible.

Cottage Health can help with nationally recognized heart and vascular care.
We provide emergency cardiac treatment that can swiftly stop a heart attack. And at the Heart and Vascular Center at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, we can correct defects and rhythm problems, and reroute blood flow around clogged arteries. We also offer support through our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program – all to help keep your heartbeat going strong.

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