Prevent women’s heart disease

Find out about heart disease risk factors, symptoms and how you can prevent heart disease. The heart specialists at Emory Women’s Heart Center want to help you keep your heart strong. Start with with a thorough screening and download free information below.

Download these heart-healthy guides

Heart disease is now the #1 cause of death for American women. Protect your heart. Make healthy choices every day, find out what puts you at risk and take any medication you need as directed.

Download any or all of the pdfs below.

10 questions to ask your doctor

Learn great questions to ask your doctor about heart disease.

What is BMI and what does it have to do with heart health?

BMI is a good indicator of healthy or unhealthy weights for adult men and women. If you have a BMI higher than 25, you may have a higher risk of heart and blood vessel disease.

Know the heart attack warning signs and symptoms

Women may be more likely to have vague heart attack symptoms like nausea and fatigue.

Learn all the heart attack symptoms

If you or a loved one has any symptoms, call 911, even if you’re not sure it’s a heart attack.

Know the signs of stroke

A stroke is like a “brain attack.” It can happen when blood vessels to your brain are narrowed or blocked. Know the FAST symptoms:

Facial droop
Arm or leg goes limp
Speech garbled or slurred
Time to get to the emergency room

Learn other signs of strokes and TIAs (“mini strokes”)

What is high cholesterol and how do I manage it?

High cholesterol and other fats in your blood can raise your risk of heart attack and stroke.

Learn more about “good” vs. “bad” cholesterol — and what to do about it

Download heart-healthy recipes

Nutritious can be delicious! Click to download the recipes pdfs below.

Get the facts

  • Heart disease is now the #1 killer in women
  • Most heart disease is preventable
  • Early detection saves women’s lives
  • Emory offers women’s heart screening plans

How Can We Help You Today?

Need help? We will be delighted to assist you today, so please call us at 404-778-7777. We look forward to hearing from you.