Carolinas HealthCare System

We believe that every woman should make cardiovascular care a part of her healthcare routine.

Together with Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, we offer a range of cardiovascular services tailored for women—including risk assessment, evaluation, diagnostic testing and treatment for heart diseases and varicose veins.

Heart disease

Women make up more than 50 percent of the total heart disease population in the United States. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women, far outpacing breast cancer.

Common diseases of the heart include coronary artery disease, heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, arrhythmia, hypertension and heart failure. Becoming aware of your cardiac risk factors and treating some of these conditions may reduce your risk of heart disease.

There are effective interventions that help prevent and treat heart disease which can be followed by all women.

Varicose Veins

High blood pressure and poorly functioning venous valves causes increased pressure in the veins, resulting in varicose veins. Factors that can increase your risk for varicose veins include a family history of varicose veins, being overweight, not exercising enough, smoking, and standing or sitting for long periods of time. Women are more likely than men to develop varicose veins. Varicose veins usually affect people between the ages of 30 and 70.

Treatment options for varicose veins include:

  1. Medical therapy, including elastic stockings, elevation and analgesics like ibuprofen
  2. Ablation of the treated vein, or removal through surgery
  3. Laser or vein stripping

Schedule an appointment

Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute is a team of more than 100 cardiovascular specialists in more than 20 locations serving the Charlotte region with the mission of providing the highest level of compassionate and comprehensive cardiovascular care to meet your needs.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact us at: 704-373-0212 or visit Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute.