Emory Women's Heart Center to combat heart disease in women

Feb. 13, 2014

Emory Healthcare is launching the Emory Women's Heart Center (EWHC), a new program uniquely dedicated to the screening, prevention and treatment of heart disease in women.   

With five locations in the metro Atlanta area, one of the main goals of the Center is to raise awareness among women of the dangers of heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.

"Most heart disease is preventable, so we want to reach these women before 60 years old and evaluate their individual risks and educate them on risk reduction. Starting treatment early, when it's necessary, will help save lives," says EWHC clinical director Gina Lundberg, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Emory University School of Medicine.