Women’s Heart Health

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, yet women are 36% less likely than men to enroll in cardiac rehabilitation programs following a heart attack.

Women’s College Hospital is home to Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative (WCHI), North America’s first heart health research and treatment program designed exclusively for women. Today, hospitals everywhere are modeling their cardiac programs on ours.

WCHI is designed to help women prevent and manage heart disease through comprehensive care that includes assessment, lifestyle and rehabilitation programs. Services are offered to women of all ages and stages, including young women and those requiring post-partum heart health support.