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Heart disease is the number one killer of American women. If you’re a woman, it can affect you at any age, at any time. It can also affect you differently from men. That's why Bakersfield Memorial makes it a priority to educate women to improve your heart health.
Most women don't realize that their risk factors for heart disease are different than those of men. While age, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and family history are known risk factors, there are other factors particular to women:
Bakersfield Memorial works closely with Mercy Hospitals to help ensure that you’re connected to specially designated doctors dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease in women.
Dignity Health Mercy and Memorial Hospitals joined forces with the American Heart Association to bring Go Red Por Tu Corazón to Kern County. The American Heart Association's Go Red Por Tu Corazón celebrates the energy, passion and power of Latina women and focuses on family and cultural traditions to promote a heart-healthy lifestyle.
The Sarvanand Heart and Brain Center at Memorial Hospital includes:
Learn more about heart disease classes and events offered through Mercy and Memorial Hospitals in our Classes & Events section.
To find a doctor, please call 661.324.7070 or use our Find a Doctor search tool.