“Simply put, sometimes only a woman understand’s a woman’s heart”
Heart Disease is the number one killer of women. Not cancer. Heart Disease. When we think of the typical patient in the hospital having a heart attack, we do not image a middle aged woman. But, studies show that more women will die from heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. Moreover, women are 15% more likely than men to die of a heart attack.
Throughout all of her training, Dr. T noticed a big discrepancy in the way doctors approached women in regards to their cardiovascular health. Being a woman, Dr. T was very discouraged by this practice. Early in her career, she decided to pursue a fellowship in cardiology to begin to right these wrongs and be a champion for women in regards to their cardiovascular health.
Women may experience very different symptoms of heart disease than men do. Many times, these symptoms are misunderstood, especially by a male cardiologist. Furthermore, if the symptoms turn out to not be cardiovascular in nature, many cardiologists do not work them up further. For instance, if palpitations (a person sensing their heart beating) are proven not to be cardiac in nature, they may be from stress or anxiety, both of which may be treated with both lifestyle modification or medication. Many times cardiologists do not treat the other causes of cardiac symptoms. We do.
Simply put, sometimes only a woman understands a woman’s heart.
Women’s Heart Health Statistics
- Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.
- Heart disease causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute.
- An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease.
- Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
- Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease.
- The symptoms of heart disease can be different in women and men, and are often misunderstood.
- While 1 in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, 1 in 3 dies of heart disease.
- Only 1 in 5 American women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat.
- Women comprise only 24 percent of participants in all heart-related studies.
- Of African American women ages 20 and older, 46.9% have cardiovascular disease
- Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than Caucasian women.
For more information, visit www.GoRedForWomen.org
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