Women's Cardiovascular Medicine Clinic Services | Department of Internal Medicine | UC Davis Health

Women's Cardiovascular Medicine Clinic Services

We offer care for women who can experience a variety of cardiac conditions, more frequently or differently from men, including:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • Angina (cardiac chest pain)
  • Mitral valve prolapse and other abnormalities of the heart valves
  • Arrhythmias (problems with heart beat rhythm)
  • Congenital heart disease (heart disease that a woman is born with)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Stroke ("brain attack")
  • Pregnancy related disorders that increase heart disease risk (gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, pre eclampsia and eclampsia)
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Chest pain associated with normal or non obstructed coronary arteries (ANOCA, MINOCA, INOCA)
  • Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)
  • Spasm of the heart arteries (prinzmetal's angina)
  • Microvascular angina (disease of the small heart arteries)
  • SCAD (spontaneous coronary artery dissection)
  • Post partum cardiomyopathy (heart failure during pregnancy or following delivery)

All of these conditions are treatable and, with proper medical management, can be controlled or prevented altogether.

Because heart disease can be related to hereditary, lifestyle and environmental factors, the clinic offers a wide range of preventive, diagnostic, risk assessment, treatment, educational and referral services, including:

  • Specialty clinical care in cardiovascular medicine.
  • Nutrition and dietary counseling.
  • Risk factor analysis and intervention, including diagnosis and treatment of cholesterol disorders and high blood pressure.
  • Education on smoking cessation, exercise and stress reduction.
  • Opportunities to participate in UC Davis Health research related to women's cardiovascular health and community events.
  • Cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Referrals for cardiac subspecialty care.