What Women Need to Know About Our Hearts

Hosted by Kathleen M. Heintz, DO

February is Go Red for Women month when Cooper joins the American Heart Association to encourage women to learn how to maintain a healthy heart. Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Cooper Cardiologist Kathleen M. Heintz, D.O., will answer your questions about risk factors, symptoms and the importance of knowing your numbers such as blood pressure and cholesterol. She will address screenings and diagnostic tests you may need, as well as give you tips for making healthy choices such as quitting smoking, exercising and eating properly.

Dr. Heintz is a Clinical Cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS at Camden. She is board certified by American Board Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease. She earned her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed an internship at Atlantic City Medical Center and her residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. She completed her Cardiovascular Fellowship at Cooper University Hospital/UMC. Dr. Heintz is a founding member of The Ripa Center for Women’s Health & Wellness at Cooper. Her special interests are chest pain,coronary artery disease, preventive cardiology, cardiac complications in pregnancy, women and heart disease, echocardiography and cardiac stress testing.