The Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center at the Smidt Heart Institute is playing a leading role in identifying female-pattern heart disease, developing new diagnostic tools and advancing specialized care for women. Although heart disease kills more women than men every year, the treatment of women's heart disease was based—until recently—on medical research performed on men.

The center is working to correct these gender inequalities and to educate women on how to recognize female-pattern heart disease symptoms. The center provides convenient access to all of Cedars-Sinai's diagnostic and treatment resources for heart disease, and is designed to help women reduce their chances of heart disease through a preventive approach, including state-of-the-art screening and testing.


Message from the Center Director

We are just at the beginning of understanding the difference between the sexes when it comes to heart disease."

Meet the Expert Team
C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD

Center Director


Diagnostics & Treatments We Offer

We provide a full range of treatments and services for heart diseases and other diseases common to women including postpartum heart health, women's hormone and menopause and arrhythmia.

Together We Save Lives

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Women's Heart News & Updates


Have Questions or Need Help?

For more information or physician consultations, call us or send a message to the Women's Heart Center team. You can also have us call you back at your convenience.

Available 24 hours a day

(1-800-233-2771)

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Pacific Time (U.S.)