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New Location for Women's Heart Care

Published: 11/03/2016

Rhea Pimentel, MD, Adelaide C. Ward, and Ashley Simmons, MDKansas City, Kan. — The University of Kansas Hospital's new Adelaide C. Ward Women's Heart Health Center opened for patients last week, located behind the hospital's Information Desk.

The new space offers an enhanced experience: highly visible and accessible (now connected to Mid-America Cardiology offices), and it will continue to provide services for women's heart health.

It features three exam rooms and a dictation room, expanding physicians' ability to treat patients there. In its previous space, the center focused primarily on heart disease screening, prevention and education.

The center originally opened in 2012 at the north end of the Center for Advanced Heart Care's lobby but was relocated to accommodate the Emergency Department expansion.

Recognized throughout the region for its comprehensive cardiac care program devoted to women, the center uses an all-inclusive approach that balances a focus on risk reduction with a commitment to providing the latest in diagnostic imaging, treatment and rehabilitation for patients who need care.

The center honors Adelaide C. Ward, who received the hospital's Hall of Fame Catalyst Award in 2015.

Although it's often considered a concern for me, heart disease is a serious ailment among women as well, affecting an estimated 43 million women in the U.S. One in three women will die of heart disease each year, and the condition is more fatal to females than all forms of cancer combined.

Related link: Learn about your risk factors for heart disease

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