Women's Cardiac Center

Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute

Heart Health for Women

Compared to men, women have different risks for cardiovascular disease, symptoms of cardiovascular disease, and response to treatment. At the Women’s Cardiac Center, we have an in-depth understanding of these differences and offer a multidisciplinary approach to specialized cardiac care for women

In our convenient, comfortable setting dedicated to women’s health, we provide cardiac services for all women, including those with known risk factors for cardiovascular disease such as:

  • Family history of heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Lack of exercise
  • Pregnancy or post-pregnancy
  • Postmenopausal time of life

Through the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute, we offer complete diagnostic and clinical cardiology services, cardiovascular surgery, and cardiac rehabilitation, as well as access to clinical trials. All test results and recommendations are sent to each patient’s primary care physician.

Contact the Women's Cardiac Center

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please call 401-793-7870.

Meet the team at the Women's Cardiac Center

Katharine French, MD, director of the women's cardiac center at the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute

Women's Heart Attack Symptoms Are Often Hard to Detect

Katharine French, MD, director of the women's cardiac center at the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute, outlines symptoms of a heart attack that women should be aware of.

Watch the NBC10 News story

Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?

Symptoms in women are far more subtle than those in men. It is important to talk with your doctor about any concerns you may have about your cardiac health.

Meet Dr. Athena Poppas

Athena Poppas, MD, director of the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute, discusses her research and clinical work to help women who have heart problems during pregnancy.

Specialized Care for Women

Women's Medicine Collaborative at Lifespan provides multidisciplinary, patient-centered, personalized care to meet the unique health needs of women at all stages of life.