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Women's Heart Program

UR Medicine's comprehensive Women's Heart Program is committed to improving the cardiovascular health of women. Our team offers evidence-based, personalized and comprehensive care including prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Our mission is to increase awareness and to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in women through screening, community and provider education and preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic services.

Care and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Cardiovascular disease is a cause of death in one of every three women and affects 43 million women in the US.  We can help you to recognize the unique signs and symptoms of heart and vascular disease in women.

Our team of cardiologists, vascular surgeons, and cardiac surgeons offers a multidisciplinary approach to cardiovascular disease tailored to every patient's needs.

We recognize that women are unique, often experiencing different symptoms of heart disease than men.  Evaluation and treatment needs to be specifically tailored to each individual woman.

The UR Medicine Women's Heart Health Program offers:

  1. Comprehensive assessment of your risk for cardiovascular disease by looking at specific risk factors and addressing heart and vascular symptoms related to women's health
  2. Specialized diagnostic evaluation that may include lab work, imaging studies, stress testing, or cardiac catheterization
  3. Risk management through counseling or therapeutic lifestyle changes, use of pharmacologic interventions, and education that is tailored to your needs

Conditions Treated

Cardiovascular diseases result in nearly 500 million deaths annually.  Differences between men and women have been identified throughout the spectrum of cardiovascular disease, from risk factors to symptoms, to diagnosis to treatment and outcomes.  These are some of the cardiovascular conditions affecting both men and women:

  1. Hypercholesterolemia
  2. Hypertension
  3. Stroke
  4. Peripheral vascular disease
  5. Diabetes
  6. Heart attacks
  7. Sleep and heart disease
  8. Stress and heart disease

Women's Heart Health: When to Seek Care

Women should seek medical help if they have:

  • Decreased exercise tolerance
  • Breathlessness with exertion
  • Increasing fatigue
  • Decreased stamina for no clear reason

Who to contact

Our team of cardiologists, vascular surgeons, and cardiac surgeons offers a multidisciplinary approach to cardiovascular disease tailored to every patient's needs.

Kathleen Raman, M.D., Vascular Surgeon, Co-Director

Rebecca Schallek, M.D., Ph.D., Cardiologist, Co-Director

Jennifer Ellis, M.D., Vascular Surgeon

Lauren Kane, M.D., Cardiac Surgeon

Hanna Mieszczanska, M.D., Cardiologist

Renee Muchnik, M.D., Cardiologist

Mary Pudusseri, M.B.B.S., Cardiologist

Himabindu Vidula, M.D., Heart Failure Cardiologist

Contact Us

Call us at (585) 275-2877 and ask for an appointment with one of the members of our Women's Heart Program.