The Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center in the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute is playing a leading role in identifying female-pattern heart disease, developing new diagnostic tools, and advancing specialized care for women. Although heart disease kills more women than men every year, until recently, women’s heart disease treatment was based on medical research performed on men. The Center is working to correct these gender inequalities as well as to educate women on how to recognize female-pattern heart disease symptoms. It provides convenient access to all of Cedars-Sinai's heart disease diagnostic and treatment resources and is designed to help women reduce their chances of heart disease through a preventative approach, including state-of-art screening and testing.
Barbra Streisand's Philanthropic Leadership
Streisand's support, advocacy and philanthropic commitment have resulted in the newly announced Cedars-Sinai Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center, to be directed by Bairey Merz. "Women need – and deserve – heart care specific to female hearts," Streisand said.Read Full Story
Heart Disease Prediction
Women who transition through menopause in less than three years are at an increased risk for a higher rate of progression of early-onset heart disease.Read Full Story