Prevention through intervention.
The Rockwood Women's Heart Clinic, the only of its kind in the
Inland Northwest, has been developed with a woman's physiology and
lifestyle in mind. The Rockwood Women's Heart Clinic provides
comprehensive cardiovascular medical care to women, with a special
focus on prevention. This clinic is designed for women who already
have cardiac diseases or for those who want to take control of
their cardiac health and achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Why a Women's Heart Clinic?
Many are unaware that heart disease is the greatest health
problem facing women today. Most believe that breast cancer is the
leading cause of death in women, but cardiovascular disease claims
more women's lives than all forms of cancer combined. More women
than men are dying from cardiovascular disease and in over half who
suddenly die, there is no previous evidence of heart disease.
Despite these alarming statistics, women and their physicians are
often not aware of the seriousness of heart disease in women. We're
becoming the advocate women need-developing programs exclusively
A Woman's Heart is Different
In today's world, women are in a variety of very important,
sometimes stressful, and always meaningful positions. Wives,
mothers, sisters and daughters are so very important to their
families and their communities. A lack of knowledge about lifestyle
and health risks is hurting women. Although heart disease is
diagnosed primarily in women ages 40 to 60, it develops gradually
and can start at a young age. Hormones also impact the risk for
heart disease. Furthermore, women may have different symptoms than
men and may respond differently to treatments or testing than men.
It's important for women to understand their risks now to reduce
their chances of getting heart disease tomorrow.
Women with risk factors such as weight, high blood pressure,
smoking, diabetes and high cholesterol are welcome, as well as
those women who already have heart disease or a family history of
it. Our goal is to identify cardiovascular disease, or the risk for
it, so that prevention is a realistic option. Using medical
protocols and guidelines just for women, we can intervene. By
getting women the care they need and discussing the unique symptoms
of female heart attack and cardiovascular-related diseases-we can
improve the quality of their lives.
The programs we will share with you are holistic. The programs
focus not only on the heart, but also on nutrition, exercise and
psychological components. We discuss prevention AND provide
treatment. To provide an individualized approach to care, many
support services are available to help patients achieve lifestyle
modifications that can reduce their risk of cardiovascular
disease.Please join us in becoming a community of healthy
We are now accepting new patients. Ask your primary care
physician for a referral or call 509.724.4027 to
schedule an appointment.
Women's Heart Clinic
1414 N. Houk Road, Suite: 104
Spokane Valley, WA
(509) 755-6580Map Location
Ellie Enkhtuyaa Mueller, M.D., FACC, FSCAI
Ellie Enkhtuyaa Mueller, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, joined the Rockwood Heart and Vascular Center in September 2013. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the Health Sciences University of Mongolia-Sainshand Medical College in Mongolia. Dr. Mueller completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine as well as a fellowship in General and Interventional Cardiology with Fletcher Allen Health Care and University of Vermont in Burlington. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Echocardiography. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. Dr. Mueller is also a member of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, American Medical Woman's Association, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Rhythm Society and the American Nuclear Cardiology.