Researching Heart Disease in Women to Improve Outcomes
The prevalence of heart disease in women is high and is climbing higher, so our team at Piedmont Heart Institute is doing something about it. Women are more likely to die of heart disease – it’s the #1 cause of death in women. We’re working hard to change those statistics by improving the heart health of women. Our team believes that when women attend support groups or learn new heart healthy habits, they are less likely to develop heart disease and more likely to stay focused on heart health, following the recommendations of their clinical team. With this knowledge, we are putting supportive programs in place through efforts such as the Dottie Fuqua Women's Heart Support Network.
Our goal is to show other healthcare providers, through our research data, that we can improve women’s heart health through education and a dedicated program focused on their care. Our goal, through evidence-based medicine, is to prove that with a more holistic approach to heart care, women can live longer and stay healthier. Piedmont Healthcare is so dedicated to this approach to heart care for women that our research effort is internally funded – meaning that Piedmont Healthcare is supporting our program independently, without grants or sponsorship. We’re here to help women – one at a time – because we know we can make a difference.
Wellness Interventions for Women’s Cardiovascular Health
Currently, there are no widespread community based intervention programs focused on closing the gaps in cardiovascular health, based on gender. Our research study, called Wellness Interventions for Women’s Cardiovascular Health, will examine whether enrollment in the Piedmont Women’s Heart Program improves cardiac outcomes and compliance with core measures for female cardiology patients.
For More Information on the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Study
If you or someone you love is interested in learning more about Piedmont Heart Institute’s Wellness Interventions for Women’s Cardiovascular Health, please email Lauren Fyock or call 404-605-2894. We are happy to answer your questions and provide more information.