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.
Would you recognize these heart attack symptoms?
- Shortness of breath
- Flu-like symptoms
- Back or neck pain
- Unusual fatigue
- Pressure or tightness in chest
Common Risk Factors
Find out what may be increasing your risk of developing heart disease.
Tips & Resources
There are several lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk of heart disease.
Programs and Events
Love Your Heart Expo
The annual Love Your Heart Expo occurs on the third Thursday of February. The popular event provides education and screening opportunities for women in hopes of raising awareness of women’s unique cardiovascular risk factors.
Registration for the 2021 Love Your Heart Expo will open January 2021. Sign up to get notified when registration is available.
View pictures from the 2020 Love Your Heart Expo.
Her Heart Challenge
This 12-week wellness initiative is completely free of charge to selected participants. The Her Heart Challenge offers women a personalized approach to decreasing their risk of heart disease and overcoming health barriers. Structured in a close-knit group atmosphere, Her Heart Challenge helps these women make lasting lifestyle changes by connecting them to resources, professionals, and like-minded women who will become friends. This is community outreach in a meaningful way.
To date, 90 women have completed the program with 419 pounds lost, and 87% seeing an improvement in labs. More importantly, our ladies have learned self-care skills to last a lifetime. Applications accepted 2/14-6/5.
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.