Annabelle S. Volgman is associate professor of medicine and medical director of the Heart Center for Women at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Volgman graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University, and received her medical doctorate degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. She received her internal medicine training at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics and her cardiology fellowship training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She was a fellow in clinical electrophysiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Illinois Masonic Medical Center under Richard Kehoe, M.D.
Dr. Volgman has published numerous abstracts and articles in multiple topics of women and heart disease as well as cardiac electrophysiology. She is currently president of the Metro Chicago Board of Directors of the AHA. She has been a prominent leader of the Go Red for Women movement and has received numerous awards from the American Heart Association. She has been listed in several lists of top doctors and was named a top doctor in the January 2008 issue of "Chicago Magazine." She has been interviewed by numerous media about health issues and was featured in "O" magazine as Oprah Winfrey’s cardiologist.
Dr. Volgman shares how a woman's heart is affected by a vitamin D deficiency.
January 14, 2009 - 12:42pm
Dr. Volgman explains what women should know about beta blockers, their side effects, and if there is an alternative.
January 13, 2009 - 2:10pm
Dr. Volgman shares if there is anything special she does for women with palpitations that other doctors do not.
January 13, 2009 - 2:06pm
Dr. Volgman explains how much vitamin D a woman needs to take per day.
January 13, 2009 - 2:00pm
Dr. Volgman explains how oatmeal helps lower cholesterol.
January 13, 2009 - 1:57pm
Dr. Volgman shares how a woman's heart is affected by an inactive lifestyle.
January 13, 2009 - 1:47pm
Dr. Volgman explains how regular exercise impacts heart disease in women.
January 13, 2009 - 1:41pm
Dr. Volgman explains if taking birth control can increase a woman's risk for heart disease.
January 13, 2009 - 1:37pm
Dr. Volgman shares which heart attack symptoms are the most common in women.
January 13, 2009 - 1:30pm
Dr. Volgman shares if an electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG) is a woman's best indicator of her heart's health and if not, what is.
January 13, 2009 - 1:12pm
Dr. Volgman shares what lifestyle modifications help protect against heart disease in women.
January 13, 2009 - 12:32pm
Dr. Volgman shares if a woman scheduling heart surgery would be better served by seeing a women's heart specialist.
January 13, 2009 - 12:27pm
Dr. Volgman shares why there has been an increase in heart attacks in young women.
January 13, 2009 - 12:23pm
Dr. Volgman explains if taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can be harmful to a woman's heart.
January 13, 2009 - 12:18pm
Dr. Volgman shares what a woman needs to know to better advocate for her heart's health.
January 13, 2009 - 12:15pm
Dr. Volgman explains if vitamin D is helpful for a healthy woman's heart.
January 13, 2009 - 12:10pm
Dr. Volgman explains why heart disease is the number one killer in women.
January 12, 2009 - 4:29pm
Dr. Volgman explains if women should take an aspirin to protect their hearts.
January 12, 2009 - 4:25pm
Dr. Volgman shares if diabetic women over 40 years old should take medication to protect their hearts.
January 12, 2009 - 4:21pm
Dr. Volgman explains if diabetes is a risk factor for heart disease in women.
January 12, 2009 - 4:10pm
Dr. Volgman shares if caffeine can cause heart attacks in women.
January 12, 2009 - 4:06pm
Dr. Volgman explains if depression is connected with heart disease diagnoses.
January 12, 2009 - 4:02pm
Dr. Volgman shares how sleep deprivation impacts a woman's heart.
January 12, 2009 - 3:57pm
Dr. Volgman shares how thyroid hormone impacts a woman's heart.
January 12, 2009 - 3:53pm
Dr. Volgman shares how a woman can insure her heart doctor is up-to-date on the latest procedures and treatments.
January 12, 2009 - 3:46pm
Dr. Volgman explains if it is a myth that only men are diagnosed with heart disease.
January 12, 2009 - 3:41pm
Dr. Volgman introduces herself and explains how women are discriminated against when treated for heart attacks.
January 12, 2009 - 3:33pm