Thrive: Impacts on Women's Heart Health

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S., accounting for about one in every five female deaths. And, because some symptoms in women can differ from those in men, women often don’t know what to look for.

By learning your unique symptoms, you can begin to reduce your risks. As heart disease is becoming more prevalent in women, and women are experiencing more emotional stress from the effects of COVID-19, it is increasingly important to prioritize your health and wellness.

Chrissy Fleming and Amy Levine of Roper St. Francis Healthcare have a combined 30+ years of experience getting cardiac patients back on a path to wellness. In this session, they discussed the importance of awareness when it comes to prevention of heart disease in women.

They went over how they assess cardiac health and how you can strengthen your heart and reduce stress. In addition, they discussed how incorporating stress management techniques and simple behavior change can benefit not only your heart health, but all aspects of your personal health and wellness.


  • Chrissy Fleming, Manager of Cardiac Rehab and Wellness, Roper St. Francis Healthcare
  • Amy Levine, Site Coordinator/Exercise Specialist, St. Francis Cardiac Rehab; Healthy Lifestyles Program Health Coach

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