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Women's Heart Care

Heart & Vascular

This Commitment Lasts a Lifetime

Keep your love alive—literally—with our couples’ heart screening

Heart Disease in Pregnancy Program

We’ll focus on your heart so you can focus on your baby


Saint Luke's Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center now offers Heart Disease in Pregnancy Program, giving women with heart disease the best chance to have a healthier, safer pregnancy.

A Specialized Focus

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women over age 35:

  • 80 percent of all women have at least one risk factor
  • Women who had high blood pressure or diabetes during pregnancy, chemotherapy, or radiation treatment and those with polycystic ovary syndrome have a higher risk for heart disease
  • 85 percent of all heart disease can be prevented

Our Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center is nationally recognized for our commitment to women’s heart health.  We were the first in the United States to establish a women’s heart center focused on issues unique to women’s heart health.

We recognize that cardiovascular disease in women extends beyond heart attack and stroke. Our cardiologists collaborate with other medical subspecialties to ensure women get the best possible care.

Education and awareness are two of the best defenses we have against heart disease. The Women’s Heart Center team specializes in:


  • Tilly Lotspeich is clearly a woman in charge. You’d have to be, to be a female owner of car dealerships, and to make a success of them in the current economic climate. Lotspeich took over the family-run GM dealership in Warrensburg, Mo., five years ago after her husband died of a heart attack.

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