Women and Heart Health

Research shows that women must be approached differently than men when it comes to cardiovascular health. The Program for Women's Cardiovascular Health at Northwestern Medicine is founded on the principles of identifying cardiovascular disease in women of all ages and providing treatment options that are designed specifically for women.


Are you a woman who has been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease?

Women’s symptoms for cardiovascular disease may manifest differently, and in general, women develop the first signs of cardiovascular disease after menopause, which is about 10 years later than men. At the Program for Women’s Cardiovascular Health at Northwestern Medicine, our physicians are dedicated to promoting women’s awareness of heart and vascular health, addressing risk factors (stress, tobacco use, nutrition and exercise) and conducting clinical trials to advance the knowledge of women’s cardiovascular care.

The Program for Women's Cardiovascular Health is developing a standard of care that recognizes women as unique individuals and tailors treatment strategies for their specific cardiovascular needs.

Women and Cardiovascular Disease Patient Education Guide
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The Program for Women’s Cardiovascular Health at Northwestern Medicine offers comprehensive expertise to women at four convenient locations.

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
675 N. Saint Clair St.
Galter Pavilion, Suite 19-100
Chicago, IL 60611
312.NM.HEART (664.3278)

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at
Lake Forest Hospital 

1000 North Westmoreland Road
Main Entrance
Lake Forest, IL 60045
847.53.HEART (534.3278)

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at
Central DuPage Hospital

25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL 60190

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Delnor Hospital 630.232.0280

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at
 Delnor Hospital 

 300 Randall Road
 Geneva, IL 60134

We are proud of our U.S. News & World Report rankings - a reflection of the leading-edge cardiac and vascular services we offer and the results we achieve for our patients, their families and the region we serve.

  • No. 1 in the Chicago metro region and Illinois for the tenth straight year
  • No. 7 in the nation out of 610 cardiac programs
  • Highest ranked survival score (10 out of 10) for seven consecutive years
  • Highest ranked cardiovascular program in the region: Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri and Iowa

In addition, we are extremely proud to have the highest heart failure survival in the nation for two consecutive years according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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