Women's Heart Health 
 
Cardiologists at Hahnemann are consicous of the differences between men and women when it comes to heart disease. 
It is common knowledge that heart disease and stroke are major causes of long-term disability in both men and women. What comes as a surprise to many is that heart disease is the number one cause of death among women in the United States, and stroke is number three. The good news is that most heart disease is preventable -- and by knowing risks and warning signs for heart disease, women can learn how to protect themselves.

Most women are unaware that cardiac disease presents differently based on gender. For example,

·         Women’s symptoms, especially those that are milder, often go ignored. Combined with the fact that women are often caretakers for men and children in their lives, they wait longer to seek their own medical attention.

·         Men's plaque distributes in clumps whereas women’s distributes more evenly throughout artery walls. Therefore, results in women's angiographic studies vary from those of men.

·         Meanwhile, “characteristic” patterns of chest pain and EKG changes present differently between men and women.

To schedule an appointment with a Hahnemann-affiliated cardiologist, click here or call 1-866-884-4HUH (4484).

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