Women's Heart Health

Although gynecologic health is an important part of a woman's life, it's also crucial to maintain a healthy heart. Heart disease remains the number one cause of death among women in the United States.

Your Roper St. Francis Healthcare team can help you understand your risk factors and get you on track to a heart-healthy lifestyle.

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Know your numbers

If you want to improve your heart health, it's essential to "know your numbers." Your numbers paint a picture of your overall heart health. They include:

  • Cholesterol levels, including HDL (good) and LDL (bad) cholesterol
  • Blood pressure
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Triglycerides
  • Glucose levels
  • Waist circumference

Talk about your numbers with your doctor at your annual physical. Together, you can develop a plan that helps you keep these numbers under control and reduces your risk for heart attack and stroke.

If you think you are at risk for heart disease, call (843) 402-CARE to learn how you can meet with a member of our heart health team.

Roper St. Francis Heart & Vascular Center

The Roper St. Francis Heart & Vascular Center offers complete cardiovascular care, including:

  • Advanced diagnostic testing
  • The latest treatments and surgery technology
  • Cardiac rehabilitation programs
  • Educational services and counseling

Our board certified doctors and experienced nurses are dedicated to providing the best cardiovascular care. We work closely with you to develop a customized treatment plan so that you can live a longer, healthier life.

Find more heart and vascular resources in our health library. You can also check your heart disease risk with our risk assessment tool.

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