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
Because of the pandemic, we cannot gather as we normally do for the annual Love Your Heart Expo. Instead we will offer you written content and videos focused on prevention and living your healthiest life, developed by a few of the heart experts at Parkview Heart Institute. Visit this page often, as you will be able to access this information throughout February from this page.
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.
Applications accepted 2/14-5/28.
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.