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Heart Disease in Women

Did you know that up to 80 percent of cardiac events that occur in women can be prevented?  The American Heart Association also says 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke.

Heart Disease in Women

Understanding that heart disease in women may be different than in men is important. In addition to the classic heart attack symptoms such as pain or pressure in the chest, women may feel pain in the jaw, shoulders, neck, back or arms. Other signs may include nausea, shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness and panic. About a third of women feel no chest pain, but instead experience flu-like symptoms for weeks before a heart attack. If you feel ill, you should see a doctor to be sure your symptoms are not caused by a serious problem.

Help Yourself

Women can do their part to reduce their risk for heart disease by the following:

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