Women's Heart

Heart Disease Risk Factors for Women

There are many common risk factors for both men and women when it comes to heart disease, including:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
Many other factors increase women’s risk of heart disease, and it’s critical that women are aware of these risk factors that may unknowingly affect their heart health, including:

  • Any cardiovascular complication of pregnancy, no matter when the pregnancy occurred
    • Gestational diabetes
    • Gestational hypertension
    • Eclampsia
    • Preeclampsia
    • Pre-term birth
    • Small for gestational age
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Certain cancer treatments
  • Early menopause
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Learn More about Women’s Heart Health at Riverside

If you or someone you love is interested in learning more about heart care for women, contact our Riverside team at 757-594-2074.