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Women’s Heart Program

Work with heart health experts to help you avoid heart disease, the most common cause of death for women in the United States.

Choose the Women’s Heart Program at the UNC Heart Center at Meadowmont and learn about your heart and steps you can take to keep your heart healthy.

At a UNC location near you, you’ll benefit from UNC’s approach to women’s heart care that combines education, diagnosis and management. Learn about your risk for heart disease through the program so you can take action early to stay healthy.

Women’s Heart Attack Symptoms

As a woman, you may experience different signs and symptoms of coronary heart disease (CHD) than men do—or you may not experience any symptoms until a major health event occurs. Heart attacks can begin with discomfort and subtle symptoms, such as:

  • Chest pain/pressure or discomfort that may come and go
  • Pain in your arm(s), back, neck or jaw
  • Stomach pain that may feel like heartburn
  • Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Lightheadedness
  • Sweating

If you experience any of these symptoms, call 911 immediately and get to a hospital.

Women’s Heart Disease Risks

Ask your doctor for a referral to the Women’s Heart Program at the UNC Heart Center at Meadowmont if you’re affected by heart disease. Or call to make an appointment if you’re concerned about your risk for heart disease.

Learn More About Women’s Heart Disease

American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women

National Institutes of Health’s The Heart Truth

Contact Us

Call the Heart & Vascular Center referral line at 866-862-4327 to find specialists, make an appointment or learn more about preventing heart disease.

Open Access is a new physician referral service, created by the UNC Center for Heart & Vascular Care, which coordinates all admissions and transfers through a single phone call and guarantees immediate acceptance for patients. Please contact us to learn more or call 866-862-4327.

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