A warning for women with heart disease.
It’s easy to think that heart problems are men’s problems, because it’s what you mostly hear about. Even those medical ads on television seem to focus on men’s heart issues. Be aware: heart disease kills women, too. Read more.
You are one of the estimated 44 million women in the US affected by heart disease. What do you do now?
That alarming statistic from the American Heart Association shows that you are in a large group — and it is also a wake-up call for you to take charge of the things that affect your overall health. Read more.
90% of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease.
The numbers the American Heart Association (AHA) cites are compelling. One woman dies of heart disease or stroke approximately every 80 seconds. Cardiovascular disease and stroke cause one in three deaths a year. The good news? According to the AHA, 80 percent of heart disease and stroke can be prevented by lifestyle change and education. Read more.
The Top Five Questions to Ask Your Cardiologist.
Perhaps you’re going to the cardiologist because your physician recommended it. Or maybe you have a family history of heart disease, and you want to stay on top of it. Or you have high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, or both... Read more.
Know This: Heart Attacks in Women May NOT Look Like What You'd Expect.
You may have heard this before: a heart attack in a woman may not look or feel like the “classic” heart attack. So, what does it look and feel like? Read more.