Heart Disease is the leading cause of death of women in the UAE and around the world. That means that statistically, women are more likely to die from heart disease than anything else. 

Yet only 4% of women consider the health of their heart a concern and despite 80% of all women living with at least one risk factor for heart disease, most are unaware of the symptoms and warning signs to look out for.

Our Women’s Heart Health Clinic 

Our Women’s Heart Health Clinic is led exclusively by women for women. Our multidisciplinary team of female specialists includes physicians, nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists, who are experts in caring for women with heart disease and preventing it in those at risk. Our services range from risk assessment, diagnosis to cutting-edge treatment.

Why choose us?

At Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, we understand that women – and their hearts – are different. We provide comprehensive, female-led cardiovascular care tailored specifically with women in mind.

We work with women individually to help them understand, prevent, manage, and treat heart disease, whilst always providing the best possible care. 

What We Treat

What are the risk factors for heart disease in women?

Awareness around the risk factors for heart disease is very low. Many women do not realize that risk factors may impact women and men differently. Many women are living with at least one risk-factor, so getting to know the risk factors is the first step in prioritizing your heart’s health. Risk factors can include:

  • High cholesterol​
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Family history
  • Menopause
  • Pregnancy
  • Polycystic ovaries

What are the symptoms of heart disease in women?

Research shows that many women aren’t aware of the symptoms of heart disease. Taking the time to familiarize yourself with some of the early warning signs could save your life. Early signs may include: 

  • Chest discomfort or heaviness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Left arm or shoulder discomfort or numbness
  • Pain in the jaw, neck or back
  • Nausea
  • Diaphoresis (excessive sweatiness)
  • Severe heart burn​

Which types of heart disease do you treat?

At our Women’s Heart Health Clinic, we aim to help women prevent and manage heart disease through a female-led, customized approach to education and treatment, whilst providing the best possible care. We offer specialty services for women with:

  • Family history of heart disease​
  • Risk factors for heart disease 
  • History of pregnancy related hypertension, preeclampsia, eclampsia, gestational diabetes​
  • Microvascular disease
  • Symptoms of heart disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Spontaneous coronary dissection
  • Pregnancy and heart disease

Diagnosis & Treatment 

How is Heart Disease accurately diagnosed?

We use cutting-edge diagnostics for a wide range of heart diseases and conditions including:

  • Echocardiography
  • Stress echocardiography
  • PET CT scan
  • Cardiac catheterization 
  • Cardiac MRI

What treatments are offered for Heart Disease?

We offer a wide range of state-of-the-art treatments for many heart diseases and conditions including:

  • Cardiac rehabilitation 
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Surgical services
  • Nutritional services​

When should I see a doctor?

Always see a doctor immediately if you experience any of the warning signs of heart disease. These may include a pain in the chest, shortness of breath, numbness or a cold feeling in your arms or a pain in the jaw, neck or back.

How to choose the right doctor?

Women’s hearts are different, and they require specialist care. Our female-led team of experts provide care for women with heart disease and preventing it in those at risk. From risk assessment, to diagnosis, to cutting-edge treatment, we offer cardiovascular care that is specifically tailored with women in mind.


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