Women's Heart Clinic

A National Center of Excellence

One in eight women ages 45 to 64 in the U.S. has heart disease. Among women ages 65 and older, this increases to one in four. Today, heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, accounting for 24% of overall female mortality.

Founded as one of 19 National Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health, the Deborah E. Powell Center for Women’s Health at the University of Minnesota is home to the Minnesota Women’s Healthy Heart Project, a research study and public-health pilot project conducted across three state sites.

woman jumping in forestOne in eight women ages 45 to 64 
in the U.S. has heart disease.

Full-Spectrum Cardiovascular Care

University of Minnesota Physicians Heart at Fairview offers Women’s Heart Program clinics at two locations, staffed primarily by female healthcare providers. In our Women’s Heart Program, full-spectrum cardiovascular care is expanded to add services exclusive to women, such as managing pregnancy in patients who have congenital and acquired heart disease (including pregnancy-related heart failure), and optimizing cardiac prevention during and after menopause.

Cardiac Support Group for Women Launched

Adjusting to life with a heart condition can be a daunting task. The medical treatment by health care providers is not the only part of the healing process; social support through family and friends is vital to recovery. That’s why in 2011, the Women’s Heart Program and Fairview Health Services helped launch a cardiac support group whose members comprise women of all ages. Led by two trained patient volunteers, the group was featured in an article in the Wall Street Journal in April 2012.

Women's Heart Health Links

Women's Heart Health Links


Contact and Locations

Contact and Locations

Women's Heart Care at University of Minnesota Heart Health Care
Phone: (612) 625-5000

Clinic Locations:

MHealth Clinics and Surgery Center
909 Fulton St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Fairview Southdale Hospital
6405 France Ave. S., W200
Edina, MN 55435

Fairview Ridges Hospital
201 E. Nicollet Blvd.
Burnsville, MN 55435