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At the University of Illinois at Chicago's National Center of Excellence in Women's Health our mission is to develop a comprehensive program addressing cardiac health throughout the entire lifespan of our women patients. Our specialists provide personalized, high quality cutting edge care addressing the more difficult diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart disease in women. CardioThanks to our integral relationship with UIC's National Center of Excellence in Women's Health and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, we are able to address the full range of the unique aspects of women's cardiovascular disease including:

• Diagnosis, prevention and treatment of Coronary Artery Disease in Women with Microvascular Angina
• Alternative therapy for prevention and treatment of heart disease in women
• Rheumatic and Congenital Heart Disease Diagnosis
• Treatment of pregnant women with heart disease including arrhythmias, congenital heart disease and coronary artery disease or heart failure
• Hypertension in pregnancy and pre-eclampsia
• Genetic Counseling for pregnant women with heart disease
• Diagnosis and treatment of fetal arrhythmias
• Contraceptive care and counseling

In addition to providing state of the art medical care, our experts have extensive research experience in physical activity and other lifestyle interventions to reduce cardiovascular risk.

• Electron beam scanning in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease
• Outcomes in women with pregnancy and heart disease
• Gender differences in cardiovascular outcomes
• New AHA/ACC guidelines for diagnosis and therapy of women with cardiovascular disease
• Peripartum cardiomyopathy


Joan Briller, MD, FACC

FASE Director, Cardiovascular Program for Women



Stacie Geller, PhD

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, UIC Center for Research on Women and Gender
Director, National Center of Excellence in Women's Health