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Heart Disease and Women

Heart Disease is the number one killer of women

Heart Disease is the number one killer of women. It claims more lives than cancer, including breast, cancer every year in the United States.

Risk factors

Many women experience no symptoms. It’s important to know the Risk Factors such as menopause, ovarian cysts, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Heart attack Symptoms

Women may experience diļ¬€erent symptoms than men. Here are some common symptoms:

  • Arm, neck, jaw or back pain
  • Chest pain and discomfort
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness or light headedness
  • Cold sweat
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Trouble sleeping

Prevention Matters

  • Get screened every year
  • Know your numbers: Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, A1C
  • Don’t ignore symptoms
  • Ask questions about your heart
  • Smoke? Stop smoking

For more information on how to protect your heart, please click here.