COR Healthcare Women's Heart Clinic

Announcing the COR Women’s Heart Clinic!

 

Welcome back to the COR Blog! We hope you found our last post on maintaining a healthy lifestyle during the pandemic helpful. Remember exercise, diet, and a healthy psyche contribute to heart health. As we kick off the fall season, we have some exciting news to share.

While heart disease was previously thought to predominantly affect men, almost as many women as men die from heart disease in the United States. In fact, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women in the US and accounts for ~1 in 5 deaths. Not only do women have different risk factors than men, they may also have different presenting symptoms.

Gender inequities still exist in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. For some conditions, women may be undertreated when compared to their male counterparts. Focused, specialized care is necessary to address this disparity and the unique concerns of our female population. In order to achieve this, COR Healthcare is proud to announce the establishment of the Women’s Heart Clinic!

At COR Healthcare, we are committed to providing the most up-to-date, comprehensive care to our women patients in the South Bay. This includes thorough cardiovascular risk assessment and preventive care as well as management of coronary artery disease, microvascular dysfunction, vasospasm, stress cardiomyopathy (broken heart syndrome), heart failure, spontaneous coronary artery dissection, pregnancy-related heart health, and other conditions known to affect women. In the next post, we will expand upon pregnancy complications and the future risk of heart disease.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new clinic and invite you to call 310-257-0508 to schedule an appointment. Remember to stay healthy and keep you heart in mind.

 

Until next time,

 

Nadia J. Curran, MD

 

Author
Nadia Jafar Curran Nadia Jafar Curran, MD, is a board-certified internist and cardiologist at COR Healthcare Medical Associates. She specializes in women’s cardiovascular disease, general cardiology, echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Curran earned her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, where she received the Gilda Lipton Memorial Award for compassionate care and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She then moved to San Francisco to complete her internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). During her training, Dr. Curran developed a curriculum that focused on women’s heart disease while researching lifestyle interventions in postpartum women with pregnancy complications. This research resulted in multiple presentations and publications, and informed the most recent guidelines on adverse pregnancy outcomes and cardiovascular disease.

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