Women and Heart Health

Research shows that women must be approached differently than men when it comes to cardiovascular health. The Northwestern Medicine Program for Women's Cardiovascular Health was 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 Northwestern Medicine Program for Women's Cardiovascular Health, 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 Northwestern Medicine Program for Women's Cardiovascular Health 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 (312.664.3278) 

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at
Lake Forest Hospital 

1000 North Westmoreland Road
Main Entrance
Lake Forest, IL 60045
847.53.HEART (847.534.3278)

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at
Central DuPage Hospital

25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL 60190

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Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at
 Delnor Hospital 

 300 Randall Road
 Geneva, IL 60134

USNWR Best Hospitals Cardiology 2021-22

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked No. 12 in the U.S. for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report, 2021-2022. Our ranking is a reflection of the leading-edge services we offer and the results we achieve for our patients.

  • Highest ranked cardiology and heart surgery program in Illinois for 14 consecutive years
  • Highest available cardiology and heart surgery patient survival score since the metric was introduced