Women and Heart Disease Treatment in Milwaukee, Wis.

Heart and vascular disease is different in women, not because the male and female hearts are different, but because the bodies they support are different.When it comes to heart and vascular disease, a woman’s risk is no less daunting than a man’s. In fact, heart and vascular disease cause more deaths among women than the next four causes of death combined. Not even cancer can trump this killer among women.

That’s something we understand very well at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, where our Heart and Vascular Center physicians are tuned in to the special needs of women.

How Women are Different

Every woman has unique needs when it comes to her heart. Some of the biggest differences between males and females when it comes to the heart are apparent in these areas:

  • Heart attack symptoms and how women respond to them
  • Menopause
  • Depression
  • Pregnancy
  • Post-partum cardiomyopathy and heart failure
  • Coronary dissection, or a tear in the coronary artery
  • Breast cancer
  • Heart transplant

Learn more about these heart and vascular conditions and complications that impact women.

Advanced, Comprehensive Heart and Vascular Care for Women

Fortunately, there are many advantages for women who choose an academic medical center like Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin for their heart and vascular care. Here, women have access to an entire team of Heart and Vascular Center physicians who can partner with experts in obstetrics and gynecology, cancer care and other specialties. 

Working together, they provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for the best possible outcomes, no matter how complicated the situation. What’s more, our specialists are leaders in advancing the understanding of heart and vascular disease and identifying new and innovative treatments through research and clinical trials. Learn more about our nationally recognized Heart and Vascular Center.


For women's heart and vascular care:

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Heart & Vascular Center, Froedtert Hospital 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

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