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Women's Heart Disease

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Templo

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women

We will provide you with the diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational material necessary to combat cardiovascular disease for a lifetime

At the Baylor Scott & White Cardiovascular Institute in Temple, we are committed to preventing and treating cardiovascular disease among women through a comprehensive diagnostic assessment, evaluation and identification of risk factors, and discussion about managing those risks and conditions.


Cardiovascular factors specific to women include:

  • Atypical cardiac symptoms
  • Hormone therapy
  • Apontaneous coronary dissection
  • Small vessel disease (microvascular angina)
  • Stress-induced cardiomyopathy (broken heart syndrome)
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Cardiac complications from pregnancy
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Heart failure with “normal” ejection fraction
  • Autoimmune diseases
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