Professor of Clinical Medicine and Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Joan Briller, a cardiologist with a research interest in gender differences in cardiac risk factors and therapy, says up to 80% of heart disease in women may be preventable.
Briller, who directs UI Health’s Heart Disease in Women Program, notes that the way plaque forms in the arteries is different in women — and that recent studies suggest better ways to prevent and treat heart disease in women.
She also has worked with hundreds of women facing cardiac complications during pregnancy.
In the News
November 2, 2023