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Women's Cardiovascular Medicine Program

The UC Davis Women's Cardiovascular Medicine Program was established in June 1994. It is directed by Amparo C. Villablanca, a UC Davis cardiovascular medicine specialist.

This pioneering program — one of the few of its kind in the United States — has a unique interdisciplinary approach that involves both primary and specialty health-care services. The program is linked with a variety of local community organizations, medical groups and state government health-care agencies. It has been singled out for distinction by the governor of California.

Developed in response to the lack of awareness among women and health-care providers that heart disease is the leading killer of women, the program has four major focus areas: patient care, education, research and advocacy.

The staff and faculty are committed to resolving the cardiovascular health-care concerns of women, expanding awareness among physicians and patients about the risks of heart disease among women and decreasing cardiovascular disease mortality for women.

For more information

If you have questions, call 916-734-1966 or the UC Davis Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at 916-734-5513 or 530-752-0718.

Play video: Click above to hear guidance from Amparo Villablanca on the key symptoms and preventions of heart disease in women.