The Women's Heart Initiative is a comprehensive health care program
specifically dedicated to educating and raising awareness about women's
heart care. The goal is to empower women to Learn, Act, Live—to help
women recognize the warning signs of heart disease and encourage them to
have open discussions with their physicians about their heart care.
At the Lankenau Heart Institute, our cardiac experts understand the
unique heart health needs of women and are proud to feature a team of
eleven female cardiologists. From prevention and diagnosis to treatment
and rehabilitation, when it comes to matters of the heart, a woman’s
insight is irreplaceable.
On May 9, the Lankenau Heart Institute and Women's Heart Initiative
joined the American Heart Association for the organization's annual Go
Red for Women luncheon to raise awareness about women and heart disease.
had spent Friday morning lifting weights with a personal trainer. It was
her first time with a trainer, and he put her through an incredibly
strenuous workout. Carol first sensed something was amiss as she left
“When I stepped on the stairway, I had no feeling in my foot,” recalls
Carol. “It was numb. And I was completely exhausted.” Carol says she put
mind over matter and made it home. Then came the terrible migraine,
which lasted for hours. “I didn’t think it was a red flag at the time,”
she says. “I’ve had migraines before.” She ignored it and got on a train
to meet her husband downtown for a client dinner.
Women's Health Source (WHS) is the free health and wellness program of
Main Line Health. Because WHS is designed for women who want to improve
and maintain a healthy lifestyle, we bring you the best resources Main
Line Health has to offer. Members enjoy exclusive benefits.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.