A Heart Program for Women, by Women

A Heart Program for Women, by Women

Photo taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

February is Heart Month, which is a good reminder to focus on heart disease, the number one cause of death among both men and women. For women, who often neglect their own health needs to care for their families, Heart Month is a good time to review ways to reduce their risk of heart disease. This is especially important during the pandemic because many of us have changed our normal exercise routines,  social activities, and even health care visits.

Seek emergency medical care if you have these signs and symptoms of heart disease:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fainting

Always call 911 or seek emergency medical care if you think you might be having a heart attack.

Our program is staffed with the largest and most diverse team of female cardiologists in South Jersey. Each physician is uniquely qualified in all aspects of heart care, including general cardiac care, high-risk pregnancy, heart arrhythmia, cancer, congestive heart failure, heart attack, and cardiac rehabilitation.Heart disease may occur at any time in a woman’s life: a diagnosis of high blood pressure during pregnancy, a heart arrhythmia in mid-life, postmenopausal shifts in cholesterol, or a heart attack or congestive heart failure later in life. CardiacPartners at Cooper and Inspira has designed the Women’s Heart Health program to meet the needs of busy women like you.

“Our cardiologists are extraordinarily attuned to the physical and emotional needs of their patients—developing individualized, patient-family centered plans to achieve cardiac health,” says Kathleen Heintz, DO, Cooper Cardiologist and Cardiac Partners at Cooper and Inspira member.  “We look at our job as helping to prevent disease and lower the risk for our patients and preventing that potential heart attack from happening.”

From detection to testing, treatment, and rehabilitation, Cardiac Partners at Cooper and Inspira provides women with access to efficient, high-quality cardiac care in locations conveniently located throughout South Jersey. Our team of female cardiologists is here to help – year round, not just during Heart Month.

Managing risk factors with expert guidance can help prevent heart disease and related complications. Here are the top five risk factors for heart disease in both women and men:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol level
  • Smoking
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Diabetes

If you have any of these risk factors, be sure to discuss them with a Cardiac Partners cardiologist or primary care physician.

 

Un Programa de Corazón para Mujeres, por Mujeres

Febrero es el Mes del Corazón, que es un buen recordatorio para centrarse en las enfermedades del corazón, la primera causa de muerte entre hombres y mujeres. Para las mujeres, que a menudo descuidan sus propias necesidades de salud para cuidar de sus familias, el Mes del Corazón es un buen momento para revisar maneras de reducir su riesgo de enfermedades cardíacas. Esto es especialmente importante durante la pandemia porque muchos de nosotros hemos cambiado nuestras rutinas normales de ejercicio, actividades sociales e incluso visitas de atención médica.

Busca atención médica de urgencia si tienes estos signos y síntomas de enfermedad cardíaca:

  • Dolor en el pecho
  • Dificultad para respirar
  • Desmayo

Siempre llame al 911 o busque atención médica de emergencia si cree que podría estar teniendo un ataque al corazón.

Las enfermedades cardíacas pueden ocurrir en cualquier momento de la vida de una mujer: un diagnóstico de presión arterial alta durante el embarazo, una arritmia cardíaca en la mediana vida, cambios posmenopáusicos en el colesterol, o un ataque cardíaco o insuficiencia cardíaca congestiva más adelante en la vida. CardiacPartners en Cooper y Inspira ha diseñado el programa Women’s Heart Health para satisfacer las necesidades de mujeres ocupadas como usted.

Nuestro programa cuenta con el equipo más grande y diverso de cardiólogos femeninos en el sur de Jersey. Cada médico está calificado de manera única en todos los aspectos del cuidado del corazón, incluyendo atención cardíaca general, embarazo de alto riesgo, arritmia cardíaca, cáncer, insuficiencia cardíaca congestiva, ataque cardíaco y rehabilitación cardíaca.

“Nuestros cardiólogos están extraordinariamente en sintonía con las necesidades físicas y emocionales de sus pacientes, desarrollando planes individualizados y centrados en la familia del paciente para lograr la salud cardíaca”, dice Kathleen Heintz, DO, Cooper Cardiologist y Miembros de Cardiac Partners en Cooper e Inspira.  “Consideramos que nuestro trabajo ayuda a prevenir enfermedades y reducir el riesgo para nuestros pacientes y evita que ese posible ataque cardíaco ocurra”.

Desde la detección hasta las pruebas, el tratamiento y la rehabilitación, Cardiac Partners at Cooper and Inspira proporciona a las mujeres acceso a una atención cardíaca eficiente y de alta calidad en lugares convenientemente ubicados en todo el sur de Jersey. Nuestro equipo de cardiólogos femeninos está aquí para ayudar – durante todo el año, no sólo durante el Mes del Corazón.

El manejo de los factores de riesgo con la guía de expertos puede ayudar a prevenir enfermedades cardíacas y complicaciones relacionadas. Estos son los cinco factores principales de riesgo de enfermedades cardíacas tanto en mujeres como en hombres:

  • Presión arterial alta
  • Nivel alto de colesterol
  • Fumar
  • Antecedentes familiares de enfermedades cardíacas
  • Diabetes

Si tiene alguno de estos factores de riesgo, asegúrese discutirlos conCardiac Partners cardiologist o médico de atención primaria.

4 Comments

  1. Avatar Heather

    Hello,
    I am very interested in this program.
    My Primary and Pulmonary Doctors are with Cooper.
    I have High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Vascular disease, Family history of heart and lung disease, COPD, Diabetes and I smoke.
    Also, many other health issues that I did not list.

  2. Avatar Rivka K

    Dr Heintz
    I watched Cooper’s program several months ago, and I met you several years ago when you presented at the Mansion. I was so impressed with the fact that you called me the next day to answer a question that was not answered the night of the program due to time. I have one question that I don’t feel comfortable leaving on this email. I need a cardiologist who I hope I can have a meaningful, comfortable partnership with for the next 10 years,heaven permitting!I know you are extremely busy,but would you be able and willing to spend no more than 5 minutes to speak with me?

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