Dr. Daniela Crousillat of the USF Health Women's Heart Program explains the importance of cardiovascular healthcare for women.
The Women’s Heart Health Program (WHHP) at USF Health offers comprehensive, integrated and multidisciplinary care to address the unique cardiovascular needs of our diverse communities through education, expert clinical care, and innovative research.
This team is dedicated to provide expert cardiovascular care for women throughout the community.
We provide highly specialized care to women throughout their lifespan with a unique emphasis of sex-specific cardiovascular risk factors, focusing on both the prevention and treatment of heart disease. We also treat and manage conditions disproportionately affecting women including:
In close collaboration with USF Health’s Ob/Gyn Maternal-Fetal Medicine experts, we have established a unique, shared Cardio-obstetrics Clinic. Together, our experts provide cardiovascular care for women with pre-existing heart disease or acquired heart disease during pregnancy. Our areas of clinical expertise include:
We collaborate closely with USF Health Maternal Fetal Medicine-Obstetrical faculty at weekly Cardio Obstetrics Clinic where we provide cardiovascular care for women with pre-existing heart disease or acquired heart disease in pregnancy. Our areas of clinical expertise include pre-conception counseling, pregnancy risk assessment, management of cardiovascular diseases (cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, aortopathy) through pregnancy and delivery, and postpartum cardiovascular care.
If health issues arise during pregnancy they could be indicators that your heart health is at risk, as pregnancy puts extra stressors on the circulatory and heart system.
Know the Risk Factors
Speaking with your doctor about your medical history and engaging with a cardiovascular specialist if necessary will reduce the risk and produce healthier outcomes. Women who have experienced the following could be at greater risk for heart attack or stroke
Heart Health After Pregnancy
After giving birth it is important to follow up with you doctor if you experience:
For more detailed information visit the following patient resources:
To book an appointment call (813) 821-8001.
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