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Women's Heart Program

You Likely Know by Now that More Women than Men Die from Heart Disease Each Year. 

According to the American Heart Association, only 1 in 5 women believe that heart disease is their greatest health threat. Now more than ever, with obesity and diabetes on the rise in this country, it's time to take notice.

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Louisiana Heart Hospital created the Women's Heart Program to provide early detection through education, information and preventive screening services to help women understand their risk for heart disease and take steps to improve their heart health. Our program is the first of its kind in St. Tammany Parish. The Women's Heart Program at Louisiana Heart Hospital recognizes that women experience symptoms and risk factors that are different from those of men, and understands the special concerns and needs of women.

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The Women's Heart Program offers a variety of heart healthy options for women including:

  • Heart screenings for women who could be at risk for heart disease but have not been diagnosed with heart disease
  • Diagnostic cardiac care for women who are currently experiencing symptoms of heart disease
  • Cardiovascular care from cardiologists who have specialized training in women and heart disease for patients who have already been diagnosed with heart disease and need options for treatment
  • Preventive heart disease programs that help women take action to prevent heart diseaseDownload Our Brochure

The multi-disciplinary cardiovascular team at Louisiana Heart Hospital includes female and male cardiac disease specialists, female nurse practitioners, nurses, nutritionists, exercise physiologists and access to the full-range of other specialists throughout the Louisiana Heart Hospital network of physicians. We provide counseling on weight loss, exercise programs, diet, and other lifestyle changes to help treat and reduce your risk of heart disease. We can help women understand how stress, obesity, depression and menopause may impact their heart.

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To schedule your women's heart health screening, call 985-639-5197 or find us on Facebook to schedule your screening.

Women's Heart Program Screening and Assessment

The Women's Heart Program's trained medical professionals understand women's heart disease. They work closely with patients to help identify and evaluate the patients individual risk factors, such as a family history of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Women's Heart Program Screening and Assessment requires a $25 out-of-pocket fee that is not covered by most insurance plans.

The $25 Heart Health screening includes:

Blood pressure test - High blood pressure or hypertension can make your heart work harder than normal and can cause heart enlargement and weakening. It also increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Cholesterol screening - This screening is a good starting point if you have never had your cholesterol tested or is a great opportunity to see if the lifestyle changes you are making are effective in helping to control cholesterol levels.

  • Total cholesterol
  • LDL or "bad cholesterol"
  • HDL or "good cholesterol"
  • Triglycerides
  • Glucose (blood sugar)

Cardiac risk assessment - This assessment can help determine your risk for developing heart disease and enable you to modify your lifestyle to help you live a longer and healthier life.

One-on-one consultation with a heart health expert - This will help you understand your results and help you determine steps to make healthier lifestyle choices.

A heart disease risk survey and personalized report - This report is a tool should you need referral to a primary care doctor or cardiologist.

Follow-up phone calls - We care that your questions are answered and will follow up to make sure your needs are met.