Women's Heart Center
Despite being the leading cause of death among women in the U.S., heart disease is mistakenly considered by many to be a “man’s disease.”
However, women have as great a risk as men, and their risk and incidence of heart disease increases exponentially after age 40. Experts, including those at the American Heart Association, recommend women are screened for heart disease starting at age 20.
The Women's Heart Center at Banner Heart Hospital provides education, information and preventive screening services to help women understand their risk for heart disease while providing therapeutic lifestyle recommendations to improve their overall cardiovascular health.
Women’s Heart Center Services
Under the direction of Iva Smolens, MD, a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon and medical director of the Women’s Heart Center, we offer an array of education, screening assessment and consultation services to increase awareness of heart disease among women.
In addition, we help facilitate timely treatment by referring patients identified as having a high risk of heart disease to their primary care provider or a member of our cardiology physician panel for further evaluation.
For more information or to schedule a screening assessment, please call the Women’s Heart Center at (480) 321-4YOU (4968).