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Women's Heart Health


Loving Her Heart – Body, Mind and Spirit

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. It is also a leading cause of disability among women. Although it’s easy to forget about the importance of heart health, as women, it is especially important to pay attention. A heart-healthy lifestyle is the first step in taking better care of ourselves and our hearts. You deserve a healthy heart.

Her Heart of Parkview Heart Institute exists to inspire women to live heart-healthy lifestyles and to empower women to live well with heart disease through awareness, education, prevention and support.

Women are unique. Heart disease affects women differently than it does men. For example, plaque might build up differently in a woman's arteries so that a doctor cannot see a blockage during a diagnostic test. Researchers are trying to understand these differences to help find the best ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat women who have heart disease.

Love Her Heart

Would you recognize these heart attack symptoms?

  • Shortness of breath
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Back or neck pain
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Pressure or tightness in chest
Her Heart Challenge

Parkview Heart Institute wants to encourage women to take care of their hearts. Apply for the Her Heart Challenge today.

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Common Risk Factors

Find out what may be increasing your risk of developing heart disease.

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Tips & Resources

There are several lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk of heart disease.

Find helpful tips and resources

Programs and events

Love Your Heart Expo

The Love Your Heart Expo is a yearly event held at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation with the goal of offering women resources and education related to heart health, wellness and self-care. Spend an afternoon or evening with like-minded women in a supportive and fun environment and take some time to celebrate and love your heart and YOU.

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Her Heart Challenge

Whether you want to lose weight, lower your blood pressure or lower your cholesterol, the Her Heart Challenge can help you reach those goals.Tap into a wealth of tips and resources, our dedicated support network, and make a difference in your health and well-being.

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Her Heart Support Network

Group support aimed at assisting women living with heart disease, and encouraging them to live well with inspiration, education and connection through shared experiences. 

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The Her Heart Program at Parkview Heart Institute is grateful for the generous donations to Parkview Health Foundation that make our program possible.