Joan Briller

Professor of Clinical Medicine and Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology


Dr. Joan Briller (Photo: Jenny Fontaine/UIC)

Dr. Joan Briller, a cardiologist with a research interest in gender differences in cardiac risk factors and therapy, says up to 80% of heart disease in women may be preventable.

Briller, who directs UI Health’s Heart Disease in Women Program, notes that the way plaque forms in the arteries is different in women — and that recent studies suggest better ways to prevent and treat heart disease in women.

She also has worked with hundreds of women facing cardiac complications during pregnancy.

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