Women's Health Program
More American women die of heart disease than any other illness, and one out of two women will develop heart and vascular disease during their lifetimes. Two out of every three women have at least one of the risk factors for heart disease.
- Age over 55 years
- Family history of premature heart disease
- Cigarette smoking
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
About the Program
The Women’s Heart Health program at the Mills-Peninsula Division of PAMF provides personalized risk assessment and diagnostic evaluation of heart disease. The program is designed to help women reduce the chance of heart disease through a preventive approach, including state of the art screening and diagnostic testing. Located in Burlingame, California it is a one-of-kind program in San Mateo County specifically designed for women.
The Women’s Heart Health program is directed by Dr. Tania Nanevicz, M.D. a board certified cardiologist with a special interest in women and heart disease. She received her training in cardiology at UCSF where she was on faculty until joining the Cardiovascular Associates practice.
Personalized Risk Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation
Because cardiovascular disease is such a common disease all women should have an evaluation of their risk factors or symptoms of heart disease. The cardiologist and cardiology nurse practitioner will review your medical history, risk assessment, laboratory tests to develop a individualized plan. Additional testing may be indicated and this may include:
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Specialty blood testing for inherited disorders
- Exercise stress testing
- Stress radionuclide perfusion
- Coronary angiography
- Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) scan
- Tilt table testing
- Electrophysiology Testing
Risk Management by Experts in Women’s Heart Health
The traditional risk factors for heart disease are similar between men and women. There are differences in how strongly they affect women, and some risk factors (such as premature menopause or pregnancy-related conditions) uniquely impact women. The staff of the Women’s Heart Health program is knowledgeable about these differences and helps patients and their primary care physicians understand and manage their heart disease risk.
We will help guide you in making healthy lifestyle changes to help prevent of slow the progression of heart disease. This may include:
- Blood pressure measurement and control
- Personalized exercise prescription
- Healthy Eating plan Smoking cessation advice
- Stress management techniques
Mills-Peninsula Division of PAMF
Women's Heart Health Program
1720 El Camino Real, Suite 100
Burlingame, California 94010
For more information or to make an appointment, call 650-259-5300