Women’s Heart Program

Women have different risk factors and symptoms of heart disease than men do. At Vanderbilt University Medical Center, we have cardiologists who specialize in women’s heart health. Our Women’s Heart Program can help reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke through screenings and personalized care.

Conditions We Treat

  • Arrhythmia
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart disease in pregnancy
  • Heart failure

Women’s Heart Care Team


Women’s Heart Program: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Recognized care: Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute is among the best heart programs in the nation and the top-ranked program in Tennessee, according to U.S. News & World Report. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is ranked the No. 1 adult hospital in Tennessee.
  • Expert doctors: Our cardiologists provide expert care with a compassionate touch. Their specialized training makes them uniquely skilled to care for you.
  • A team approach: Our team works with you to evaluate your overall health, recommend ways to help you prevent heart disease and manage heart disease if it happens. Our registered dietitians can help you plan delicious, heart-healthy meals. Our experts can help you quit smoking or plan an exercise routine, if needed. We also work with your primary care doctor to ensure consistent care every step of the way.
  • Access to specialists: At Vanderbilt, you have access to some of the top specialists in the country. For example, Vanderbilt Women’s Health includes doctors who specialize in OB-GYN care, breast health, endocrinology and bone and joint diseases. We also can connect you with the right specialists for medical or surgical weight loss, if needed.
  • Pregnancy care: If you have a high risk of heart disease and are pregnant or considering pregnancy, our Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy Program can offer you expert help. Women’s heart experts work with maternal-fetal medicine specialists to provide special care for moms-to-be. We provide both pre-pregnancy counseling and pregnancy care.
  • Research and clinical trials: As the largest academic medical center in Middle Tennessee, we are dedicated to investigating new and better ways to care for women’s hearts. That means you may have access to promising new treatments before they are widely available.

Tests, Treatments and Services

  • Cardiovascular risk assessment
  • Lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise
  • Medication
  • Coronary angioplasty and stenting
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR)
  • Vascular surgery

Locations

Vanderbilt Heart
Medical Center East
1215 21st Ave. S., 5th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
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Vanderbilt Heart One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 22100 
Nashville, TN 37204
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Patient Resources

Related Programs and Clinics

Supportive Care

Women’s Heart Support Group
In collaboration with WomenHeart, we host a monthly support group to provide women living with heart disease peer-to-peer support, information and encouragement.

We meet the second Saturday of every month.
10:30 a.m.–noon
One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Entrance D 
Nashville, TN 37204

For more information, call (615) 936-4437.

For Referring Physicians

To refer a patient to the Women’s Heart Program, call (615) 343-9188.